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6. Brandisia rosea W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 10: 10. 1918.

红花来江藤 hong hua lai jiang teng

Shrubs, ca. 1 m tall, brownish gray stellate tomentose, branches and leaves adaxially glabrescent. Petiole ca. 6 mm; leaf blade ovate-orbicular to oblong-lanceolate, to 14 X 4.5 cm, ca. 2 X 1-2.5 cm on branchlets, abaxially sparsely brown-gray tomentose, adaxially black when dry, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acute. Flowers solitary or subracemose at apex of branchlets. Pedicels, bracteoles, and calyces brown-gray stellate tomentose. Pedicel ca. 1 cm. Bracteoles linear, caducous, near pedicel base. Calyx campanulate, 5-7 mm, inside hairy, veins inconspicuous; lobes 2, ca. 1/2 of calyx length, apex 2-lobed or entire. Corolla rose, yellow-red, or yellow; tube cylindric, to 2 cm or more, outside stellate tomentose; lower lip lobes ovate-orbicular; upper lip deeply lobed. Stamens and style slightly shorter than upper lip. Capsule compressed, ovoid-globose, ca. 1.5 cm, apex acute. Fl. Jul-Nov.

Forests on mountain slopes, thickets; 2000-3000 m. SW Sichuan, Xizang, NW Yunnan [Bhutan, India].

1 Corolla rose to yellowish red   6a var. rosea
+ Corolla yellow   6b var. flava

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