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Adenophora gmelinii (Spreng.) Fisch.


Description from Flora of China

Roots up to 40 cm. Stems single or several from one root, up to 80 cm tall, simple, usually glabrous, sometimes hispidulous. Basal leaf blade deltoid or rhombic-ovate, base shallowly cordate, margin crenate. Cauline leaves sessile; blade linear or less often lanceolate, 4-9 × 0.2-1.3 cm, glabrous, margin entire or serrate. Cymes single flowered, forming a pseudoraceme, or lower cymes several flowered, forming a very narrow panicle, or rarely with a solitary terminal flower. Hypanthium obovoid-oblong, glabrous or rarely scaberulose; calyx lobes linear-lanceolate, 4-10 × 1.5-2 mm. Corolla blue or pale purple, broadly campanulate, 1.6-2.8 cm; lobes ovate-triangular, 6-8 mm, less often deltoid and only ca. 4 mm. Disk cylindrical, 1.3-3.5 mm, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Style slightly shorter than, rarely as long as corolla. Capsule ellipsoid, 8-13 × 4-7 mm. Seeds yellow-brown, ellipsoid, ca. 1.8 mm. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Aug-Oct. 2n = 34, 68.

Forests, thickets, communities of tall herbs, meadows, grassy slopes; below 2600 m. Hebei, Heilongjiang, W Jilin, Liaoning, E, N, and SE Nei Mongol, C and N Shanxi [Korea, E Mongolia, Russia (Far East, SE Siberia)].


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