Photographer : Tim Lever
M. concinna. Tibet, Sichuan and Yunnan. This was M. lancifolia ssp concinna but also perhaps var. solitarifolia. Taylor again lumped this into M. lancifolia as a variety. It is a dwarf plant (less than 15cms) from high altitudes with large deep blue or purple flowers often singly on basal scapes. The leaves are dark green, sometimes with a purple flush, and may be pinnately lobed or simple. Grey-Wilson separated these off again to M. concinna and we have checked the RBG herbarium and these images do fit that species. The relationship with M. lancifolia is not clear but in this instance normal racemose M. lancifolia was only a few hundred metres lower down and within easy range of bumble bees present. They may be just altitude differences but for the moment separating them seems reasonable.
Photo Information : Photographed Da Xue Shan, 4,800m.
See Also M. lancifolia
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