Flora of China
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   1. Aconitum subg. Lycoctonum  (de Candolle) Petermann
牛扁亚属   niu bian ya shu

Aconitum sect. Lycoctonum de Candolle, Syst. Nat. 1: 367. 1817.


Herbs perennial, rhizomatous. Sepals not clawed; upper sepal cylindric or high galeate, rarely navicular. Petaline limb with secretory tissue at apex, with a saccate or incurved spur; lip usually linear, or very short. Carpels 3(--8).

About 40 species: Asia, Europe, North America; 22 species (nine endemic) in China.