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Pedicularis polygaloides Hook. f.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs 2--8 cm tall, drying slightly black. Roots filiform. Stems with 2 lines of hairs. Basal leaves clustered, withering early; petiole 5--10 mm. Stem leaves opposite or occasionally in whorls of 3 or 4; petiole 2.5--5 mm or sometimes sessile; leaf blade ovate to ovate-oblong, 7.5--10 X ca. 2.5 mm, pinnatifid to incised-dentate. Flowers axillary, proximal ones lax, distal ones dense; distal bracts pinnatifid. Pedicel to 8 mm. Calyx oblong-campanulate, tomentose; posterior one entire, lateral pair larger. Corolla small; tube longer than calyx, slightly curved, expanded apically; galea erect, wider than tube, apex rounded; beak short, 2-cleft apically; lower lip wider than long, spreading, base with colored dots. Filaments glabrous. Capsule narrowly ovoid, ca. 1/3 exceeding calyx, obliquely apiculate.

About 4000 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, Sikkim].


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