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18. Aeschynanthus andersonii C. B. Clarke, Commelyn. Cyrtandr. Bengal. 75. 1874.

轮叶芒毛苣苔 lun ye mang mao ju tai

Stems 10-20 cm, densely spreading short hispid, glabrescent. Leaves mostly clustered near stem apex; petiole 1-4(-8) mm; leaf blade obovate to oblong obovate or elliptic, 0.8-2.2 cm X 4-10 mm, leathery, puberulent, adaxially sometimes glabrescent, drying smooth, abaxially sparsely punctate, base attenuate to cuneate, margin entire, apex nearly rounded to acute, rarely attenuate; lateral veins obscure. Cymes pseudoterminal, 2-5-flowered; peduncle absent; bracts deciduous. Pedicel 7-10 mm, glabrous to sparsely ciliate. Calyx green tinged reddish, 5-sect from base; segments linear-lanceolate to narrowly triangular, 3-4 X ca. 0.5 mm, outside glabrous, margin ciliate. Corolla red, 1.7-2 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside puberulent basally, without tufts of hairs, mouth strongly oblique; limb distinctly 2-lipped; adaxial lip erect, indistinctly 4-lobed near apex, 5-8 mm; abaxial lip 4-7 mm, entire. Stamens exserted; filaments 1.3-2 cm; anthers coherent in pairs at apex, 1-2 mm; staminode ca. 0.5 mm. Pistil ca. 4 mm; ovary glabrous. Style ca. 1.5 mm, puberulent. Capsule 6-8 cm. Seeds with 1 hairlike appendage at each end, appendages 1-1.3 cm. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Aug.

On trees in forested valleys; 1300-1700 m. SW and S Yunnan [NE Myanmar].


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