Saturday, 19 March 2005

Meconopsis zanganensis


From Cuona at 4000 m. in Tibet which is east of Bhutan towards the Indian border. A Chinese described species similar to, but smaller than M. simplicifolia. It is described as perennial with basal leaves and dead petioles from previous years. The leaves are spathulate and smooth. The 4 petalled sky blue flowers with yellow anthers are solitary on the ends of basal scapes. See Quart. Bull. Alpine Garden Soc. Vol 48, 236 – 40 in an article by Stephen Haw (black and white drawing).


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