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Aconitum gymnandrum Maxim. in Bull. Acad. St. Pelersb. 23: 308. 1877; Bruehl in Ann. R. Bot. Gard. Calc. 5 (2): 113. 1896.


Herbs, perennial; stems 15 - 20 cm high, villous with long white downwardly spreading hairs. Leaves broadly ovate in outline, 3 - 6 cm long, dissected into linear-oblong 2 - 3 mm broad lobes, pubescent above, white-villous beneath. Racemes densely flowered. Sepals blue; uppermost sepal boat-shaped, 15 - 20 x 4 - 5 mm; lateral sepals ca 15 x 5 - 7mm. Petals glabrous; head ca 10 mm across, with an oblong spur in the upper. half; the lower half expanded into a reniform 6 - 7 mm broad lamina. Carpels 9 - 12. Follicles cylindrical, ca 10 x 3 mm.

Fl. Sept.

Distrib. India: Alpine grassy slopes and open plains, 4200 - 4800 m. Sikkim.

China (Tibet).




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