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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 18 | Scrophulariaceae | Brandisia

1. Brandisia hancei J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 4: 257. 1884.

来江藤 lai jiang teng

Brandisia laetevirens Rehder.

Shrubs, 2-3 m tall, dull yellow stellate tomentose. Branches glabrescent. Petiole to 5 mm; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, 3-10 X 2-3.5 cm, dull yellow stellate tomentose, adaxially glabrescent, base subcordate, margin entire or rarely serrate, apex acute and apiculate. Flowers axillary, solitary. Pedicel to 1 cm. Bracteoles lanceolate, inserted above middle of pedicel. Calyx broadly campanulate, ca. 1 X 1 cm, outside dull yellow stellate tomentose, inside densely sericeous, 10-veined; lobes 5, ca. 1/3 of calyx length, broadly ovate to triangular-ovate, apex acute. Corolla orange-red, ca. 2 cm, outside stellate tomentose; lower lip lobes ligulate; upper lip lobes triangular. Stamens as long as upper lip. Ovary and style stellate pilose. Capsule ovoid-globose, stellate pilose, apex beaked. Fl. Nov-Feb, fr. Mar-Apr.

* Forests or forest edges; 500-2600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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