29. Veronica javanica Blume, Bijdr. 742. 1826.
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Veronica murorum Maximowicz.
Annuals or biennials, 10-30 cm tall, pubescent with multicellular hairs. Stems branched at base, main stems erect or asending, lateral branches procumbent-ascending. Petiole 1-7 mm; leaf blade ovate to ovate-triangular, 1-4 X 0.7-3 cm, base shallowly cordate to truncate, margin deeply incised dentate, apex obtuse. Racemes axillary, short and subcorymbose at anthesis, elongated and to 10 cm in fruit; bracts linear to oblanceolate, 4-6 mm. Pedicel much shorter than bract. Calyx 4-lobed; lobes linear-elliptic, 2-5 mm, subequal. Corolla white, pink, or red-purple, rotate, ca. 2 mm; tube less than 1.5 mm; throat hairy. Stamens ca. 1/2 as long as corolla. Capsule obcordate, strongly compressed, 2-3 X 3-4 mm, ciliate, base broadly cuneate or rounded, notch ca. 1/3 of capsule length. Style 0.3-0.5 mm. Seeds 2-10 per locule, flattened, slightly convex, ca. 0.5 mm. Fl. Feb-Apr.
Trailsides, mountain slopes, by streams; below 2300 m. Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, S Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Sikkim, Vietnam; Africa].