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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 16 | Boraginaceae | Brachybotrys

1. Brachybotrys paridiformis Maximowicz ex Oliver, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 13: 43. 1878.

山茄子 shan qie zi

Rhizomes ca. 3 mm in diam. Stems erect, not branched at apex, 30-40 cm tall, sparsely short strigose. Lower stem leaves scalelike; petiole of middle stem leaves 3-5 cm; leaf blade obovate-oblong, 2-5 cm, abaxially villous, adaxially sparsely short strigose, narrowly winged; upper 5 or 6 leaves pseudo-whorled, short petiolate, obovate to obovate-elliptic, 6-12 × 2-5 cm, abaxially sparsely short strigose, adaxially subglabrous, base cuneate, apex short acuminate. Inflorescences terminal, ca. 5 mm, densely short strigose, ca. 6-flowered, ebracteate. Pedicel 4-15 mm. Flowers crowded on upper part of rachis. Calyx ca. 8 mm; lobes subulate-lanceolate, ca. 1.1 cm in fruit. Corolla purple, ca. 1.1 cm; tube ca. 1/2 as long as limb; appendages tongue-shaped; lobes ovate-oblong, ca. 6 mm. Stamens inserted below appendages; filaments ca. 4 mm; anthers exserted, ca. 3 mm, apex mucronulate. Style ca. 1.7 mm. Nutlets 3-3.5 mm, abaxial surfaces triangular-ovate, attachment scar near base. Fl. Apr-Jun. 2n = 24.

Forests, hillside meadows, field margins. Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning [Korea, Russia (Primorye)]


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