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56. Lysimachia melampyroides R. Knuth in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 237(Heft 22): 284. 1905.

山萝过路黄 shan luo guo lu huang

Herbs perennial, (5--)15--50 cm tall, densely strigillose. Stems erect or ascending, terete, often branched. Leaves opposite, short petiolate or sessile, ovate to linear-lanceolate, 1.5--9 X 0.3--2.5 cm, sparsely transparent glandular, base cuneate, apex acuminate, rarely acute to subobtuse; veins 4 or 5 pairs; veinlets inconspicuous. Lowest pedicels recurved in fruit, to 2 cm, gradually reduced to 4--7 mm. Flowers solitary, in axils of upper leaves, occasionally flowers ± aggregated toward apex, racemose from reduction of upper leaves to bractlike leaves. Calyx lobes lanceolate, 6--8 X 1--1.5 mm, transparent glandular punctate, apex acuminate-subulate, costate. Corolla yellow, 5--9 mm; tube 1--2 mm; lobes obovate-elliptic, apex rounded. Filaments connate basally into a ring or thin tube, free parts 3--5 mm; anthers dorsifixed, opening by lateral slits. Style ca. 6 mm, rust-colored pubescent on lower part and ovary apex. Capsule brown, subglobose, 3--4 mm in diam.

* Forest margins, streamsides, in shrubs, grassy mountain slopes, cliffs; 400--1200 m. SE Gansu, NE Guangxi, NE Guizhou, SW Hubei, Hunan, SW Shanxi, Sichuan

1 Leaf blade 15--25 X 3--6 mm; flowers 5--6 mm   56c var. brunnelloides
+ Leaf blade 30--90 X 5--25 mm; flowers 7--9 mm.   (2)
2 (1) Leaves petiolate   56a var. melampyroides
+ Leaves sessile, clasping at base   56b var. amplexicaulis

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