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Pedicularis pseudocurvituba Tsoong


Description from Flora of China

Pedicularis curvituba Maximowicz, p.p.

Herbs perennial, (8--)15(--30) cm tall, not drying black. Roots stout. Stems often several, central stem erect, outer ones usually procumbent to ascending, unbranched apically, herbaceous, with 4 lines of hairs. Basal leaves persistent; petiole to 2 cm, narrowly winged. Stem leaves in whorls of 4; petiole only ca. 5 mm on distal leaves; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate to linear, to 4 X 1.2 cm, pinnatisect; segments 5--9 pairs, widely spaced, linear to lanceolate, pinnatifid, few toothed. Inflorescences spicate, dense, sometimes in 1 or 2 slightly disjunct fascicles; proximal bracts leaflike, shorter than flowers. Calyx to 1 cm, often ca. 1/2 cleft anteriorly; lobes 5, unequal, densely brown ciliate, serrate. Corolla yellow, ca. 1.7 cm; tube decurved through anterior calyx cleft, stout, expanded apically; galea slightly bent apically, indistinctly crested; beak bent ± downward, ca. 3 mm; lower lip longer than galea. Filaments pubescent. Capsule obliquely ovoid, ca. 1.8 cm X 8 mm, ca. 1/3 exceeding calyx. Fl. Jul, fr. Jul--Aug.

* River banks, sandy soil; ca. 4300 m. Qinghai.


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