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3. Cistanche mongolica Beck in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 261(Heft 96): 34. 1930.

管花肉苁蓉 guan hua rou cong rong

Description from Flora of China

Plants 60-100 cm tall. Stems unbranched. Leaves triangular, 2-3 cm X ca. 5 mm. Inflorescences spicate, 12-18 cm, 5-6 cm in diam.; bract ovate-lanceolate, 2-2.7 cm X 5-7 mm, glabrous on both sides, margin pubescent; bractlets linear-lanceolate, 1.5-1.7 cm X ca. 3 mm. Corolla rose- or violet-white, tubular-funnelform, 3.5-4.5 cm, glabrous at base; lobes 5, subrounded, subequal, ca. 8 X 10 mm, glabrous. Filaments 1.5-1.7 cm, base densely yellow-white villous; anthers ovoid, 4-6 mm, densely villous, base obtuse-rounded. Ovary long ovoid. Style 2.2-2.5 cm; stigma compressed globose. Capsule oblong, 1-1.2 cm X ca. 7 mm. Seeds subglobose, dark brown. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.

Sandy places; ca. 1200 m. S Xinjiang [Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan; SW Asia].


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