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

2. Sinojohnstonia plantaginea H. H. Hu, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol. Bot. 7: 203. 1936.

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Plants with divaricate rhizomes, ca. 6 mm in diam. Stems several, 15-20 cm tall, short strigose. Basal leaves numerous; petiole 7-20 cm; leaf blade ovate-cordate, 6-13 × 3-10 cm, sparsely short strigose, apex short acuminate; stem leaves borne at apex, 1.5-3.5 cm. Inflorescences to 5 cm, densely short strigose, many flowered, ebracteate. Calyx ca. 3.5 mm, 5-parted to base; lobes ovate-lanceolate, abaxially short strigose. Corolla white, campanulate, slightly longer than calyx, ca. 4 mm; tube ca. 2.2 mm; throat appendages ca. 4 mm; lobes of limb narrowly triangular, slightly shorter than tube. Stamens inserted between appendages, exserted from corolla; filaments filiform, ca. 4 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 0.8 mm, apex obtuse. Style ca. 6 mm, exserted. Nutlets ca. 2.5 mm, glabrous, shiny; cupular emergence light yellow-brown, ca. 1 mm. Fl. and fr. Mar-Sep.

* Forests, shaded moist ravines. SE Gansu, Sichuan.


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