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Pedicularis mychophila Marq. et Shaw


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, 5--9 cm tall, densely gray tomentose, drying ± black. Roots 1--5, fusiform, fleshy. Stems usually 2--4, slender, ascending, glandular pubescent, with brown hairs. Leaves mostly or all basal; petiole 2--5.5 cm, densely rust colored pubescent; leaf blade ovate-oblong to lanceolate-oblong, 0.7--3.5 cm X 3--13 mm, densely pubescent on both surfaces, pinnatisect; segments 5--13 pairs, triangular-ovate to oblong, incised-crenate. Stem leaves few if any. Flowers axillary or pseudo-opposite; proximal bracts leaflike, others very small, densely tomentose. Pedicel usually curved, to 1.3 cm, densely tomentose. Calyx ca. 1 cm, slightly cleft anteriorly or not, densely tomentose; lobes 5, unequal, short. Corolla purplish red, ca. 2.5 cm; tube erect, 1.1--1.3 cm, glabrous; galea bent at a right angle apically; beak straight or ± curved downward, ca. 5 mm; lower lip ca. 1.5 X 2 cm, glabrous but praemorse-dentate. 2 filaments slightly pubescent, 2 glabrous. Capsule ovoid, ca. 1 cm X 4--5 mm, short mucronate. Fl. Jun--Jul, fr. Jul--Aug.

* Moss-covered rocks; 4200--4500 m. SE Xizang.


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