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Pedicularis sigmoidea Franch. ex Maxim.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, to 30 cm tall, stout, drying slightly black. Stems numerous, central one erect, outer stems procumbent to ascending, usually longer, striate, ± pubescent. Leaves mostly on stem, usually pseudo-opposite to pseudo-whorled; proximal petioles to 2.5 cm, narrowly winged, pubescent; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, to 5 X 1.6 cm, abaxially sparsely long pubescent along veins, densely gray scurfy throughout, adaxially pubescent, pinnatisect; segments 5--11 pairs, ovate to lanceolate, pinnatifid, incised double dentate. Inflorescences 2/3--5/6 as long as stems; flowers numerous, dense apically; bracts leaflike. Calyx ca. 1.6 cm, ca. 1/2 cleft anteriorly, pubescent; lobes 3, pinnatifid to ± palmately lobed, posterior one smallest. Corolla purple-red; tube slender, 3.2--5.5 cm X ca. 1.2 mm, densely pubescent; galea strongly twisted apically; beak bent upward, S-shaped, to 1--1.5 cm; lower lip 1.8--2.4 cm wide, densely ciliate, middle lobe shallowly 2-lobed. Filaments densely pubescent. Fl. Aug--Sep, fr. Sep--Oct.

* Open stony pastures; 3000--3600 m. NW Yunnan.


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