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Pedicularis petitmenginii Bonati


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, 15--40(--60) cm tall, pubescent or glabrescent, drying black. Stems usually 4--6, branching basally or above. Basal leaves withering early. Proximal stem leaves pseudo-opposite, distal ones alternate; petiole 1.5--2.5 cm; leaf blade ovate-oblong to linear-oblong, 3--5.5 X 1--1.7 cm, abaxially villous along veins, adaxially sparsely pubescent or glabrescent, pinnatisect; segments 8--12 pairs, linear-lanceolate to narrowly-oblong, pinnatifid, serrate. Inflorescences racemose, 1/2 or 1/3 as long as stems and branches; bracts leaflike. Pedicel 2--3 cm, slender, densely pubescent. Calyx 4--5 mm, white villous externally, 1/2 cleft anteriorly; lobes 3, unequal, posterior lobe subentire, narrow, lateral pair larger, palmatilobate. Corolla whitish or yellowish with purple or purple-red galea, 1.1--1.5 cm; tube erect, 6--7 mm; galea bent at a right angle apically, twisted; beak linear, S-shaped pointing upward, 5--6 mm; lower lip ciliate, middle lobe ca. 5 X 4 mm, prominently projecting, narrowed to a stipitate base. Filaments villous. Capsule ca. 1 cm X 8 mm. Fl. May--Aug, fr. Jul--Sep.

* Forest understories, forest margins, meadows; 3100--3900 m. NW and W Sichuan.


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