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4. Kinostemon Kudo, Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Taiwan. 19: 1. 1929.

动蕊花属 dong rui hua shu

Herbs perennial. Leaves short petiolate; leaf blade ovate to linear-oblong. Verticillasters 2-flowered, arranged in lax, terminal and axillary, simple or branched thyrses; bracts lanceolate, sometimes early deciduous. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx campanulate, 10-veined, 2-lipped; upper lip 3-toothed, middle tooth largest, conspicuously netted, lateral 2 teeth smaller; lower lip 2-toothed. Corolla 2-lipped, upper lip 2-lobed, lower lip 3-lobed with middle lobe largest. Stamens 4, straight, exserted from upper lip of corolla, anterior 2 slightly longer, ca. 2 × as long as corolla; filaments filiform; anther cells divergent, confluent at apex. Ovary shallowly 4-lobed, apically truncate. Nutlets 4, obovoid, netted on back, areole nearly 1/2 as long as nutlet.

Three species: endemic to China.

1 Plants glabrous; lobes of upper corolla lip obliquely triangular-ovate   1 Kinostemon ornatum
+ Plants villous or pubescent; lobes of upper corolla lip ovate or oblate.   (2)
2 (1) Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 3-6 × 1-2 cm, irregularly dentate, lateral veins 3-15-paired; inflorescences of 3-7 verticillasters; corolla to 1.1 cm, glabrous inside   2 Kinostemon alborubrum
+ Leaves subcircular to ovate, less than 2 × 1.3 cm, 2- or 3- (or 5)-crenate, lateral veins 2- or 3-paired; inflorescences of 4 verticillasters; corolla ca. 7.5 mm, bearded annulate inside   3 Kinostemon veronicifolia

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