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20. Jaeschkea Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 39(2): 230. 1870.

口药花属 kou yao hua shu

Kurramia Omer & Qaiser.

Herbs annual. Inflorescences terminal and axillary clusters, often forming panicles, sometimes 1-flowered. Flower 4- or rarely 5-merous. Calyx lobed nearly to base. Corolla valvate at base of lobes, apically lobes often folded on 1 side and appearing imbricate, tubular, lobed to middle, plicae absent. Nectaries at base of corolla tube. Stamens inserted at 1 side of base of each corolla lobe, alternating with corolla lobes; filaments very short. Style short. Capsules 2valved, few seeded. Seeds smooth.

Two species: N India, Kashmir, Pakistan, Sikkim; both species in China.

1 Plants 6-11 cm; stem 1, usually erect; flowers in a umbel-like inflorescence and also in axillary clusters; anthers blue   1 Jaeschkea canaliculata
+ Plants 1-4 cm; stems many, ascending to erect; flowers solitary; anthers yellow   2 Jaeschkea microsperma

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