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4. Colquhounia elegans Wallich ex Bentham, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 1: 65. 1830.

秀丽火把花 xiu li huo ba hua

Shrubs 1-3 m tall, ± decumbent, hairy throughout. Branches densely hirsute with retrorse rust-colored hairs. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic, 4.5-8.5 × 2-4 cm, papery, hirsute, densely so abaxially, adaxially finely bullate, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin mucronate-crenulate, apex acuminate. Verticillasters few flowered, densely rust colored hirsute, in dense capitate inflorescences on branches; floral leaves short petiolate, ovate, 2-3 cm; bracteoles 2-3 mm. Pedicel 1-2 mm. Calyx 6-9 mm, teeth subulate-triangular to triangular, ca. 3 mm. Corolla yellow or red, ca. 2.5-2.8 cm, pubescent, tube slender, ca. 2.3 cm; upper lip erect, oblong, apex rounded or emarginate; lobes of lower lip ovate, subequal. Fl. Nov-Feb.

Sunny thickets, forests; 1100-2000 m. Yunnan [Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].

1 Plants densely hairy throughout; calyx ca. 9 mm, densely hairy; teeth subulate-triangular, long acuminate; corolla ca. 2.8 cm   4a var. elegans
+ Plants sparsely hairy throughout; calyx ca. 6 mm, sparsely hairy; teeth triangular, acuminate; corolla ca. 2.5 cm   4b var. tenuiflora

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