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Incarvillea younghusbandii Sprague


Description from Flora of China

Herbs 10-20 cm tall, stemless. Roots fleshy, 6-11 mm in diam. Leaves basal, 1-pinnately compound; leaf axis 3-4 cm; lateral leaflets 2-5 pairs, sessile, ovate-elliptic, 1-2 X ca. 1 cm, scabrous, margin serrate; terminal leaflet ovate-rounded to rounded, 3-5(-7) X 3-5(-7) cm, base cordate, apex obtuse or rounded. Inflorescences short racemose, 3-6-flowered or solitary. Pedicel 6-9 mm. Calyx campanulate, 0.8-1.2 cm, glabrous; teeth 5, unequal, smooth, 5-7 mm. Corolla funnelform, 4-7 cm; tube orange-yellow, ca. 3 mm at base, upward ca. 8 mm in diam.; lobes patent, rounded. Anthers versatile, connective with a basal spur ca. 1 mm. Ovules 1- or 2-rowed on each placenta. Stigma flabellate, 2-lobed. Capsule subwoody, strongly curved, 3-4.5 cm, 4-angled. Seed nearly black, ellipsoid, ca. 5 X 2.5 mm, concave on 1 side, convex on another, surrounded by wings, scaly. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Aug-Oct.

* Gravel, slopes, thickets; 4000-5500 m. Qinghai, Xizang.


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