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8. Scutellaria playfairii Kudo, Mem. Fac. Sci. Taihoku Imp. Univ. 2: 254. 1929.

伏黄芩 fu huang qin

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial. Stems trailing, 15-30 cm tall, 1-2 mm in diam., densely antrorse pubescent, very rarely subglabrous, branches flexuous. Petiole 2-4 mm; leaf blade ovate to subcircular, 0.9-1.6 × 0.7-1.5 cm, ± leathery, base shallowly cordate to subtruncate, apex rounded. Racemes terminal, 4-6.5(-20) cm, glandular hairy; bracts elliptic to broadly ovate, 2-3 mm, base attenuate, margin entire to shallowly serrate, apex obtuse. Pedicel 2-3 mm, hairy. Calyx ca. 2 mm, to 3 mm in fruit; scutellum ca. 0.5 mm, to 2.5 mm in fruit, glandular hairy. Corolla 2-2.6 cm, puberulent outside, pubescent on lower lip inside; tube slightly bent, ca. 2.5 mm wide at throat; middle lobe of lower lip circular-ovate, slightly constricted at sides, apex rounded; lateral lobes oblong, ca. 1/2 as long as middle lobe. Nutlets ovoid, ca. 1 × less than 1 mm, tuberculate, adaxially concave, umbonate on central part. Fl. and fr. Oct.

* Rocky areas. Taiwan


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