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30. Aeschynanthus maculatus Lindley, Edward's Bot. Reg. 27. 1841.

具斑芒毛苣苔 ju ban mang mao ju tai

Aeschynanthus maculatus var. stenophyllus C. B. Clarke.

Stems ca. 40 cm, glabrous. Leaves opposite; petiole 6-10 mm; leaf blade lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, 5-12.5 X 1-2.5 cm, leathery, glabrous, adaxially drying wrinkled, abaxially not punctate, base attenuate, margin entire, apex caudate to caudate-acuminate; lateral veins invisible. Cymes pseudoterminal, 2-6-flowered; peduncle absent; bracts persistent, green, lanceolate, ca. 3 X 1 mm. Pedicel 5-11 mm, glabrous. Calyx green tinged purple-red, ca. 1.4 cm, 5-lobed from above middle; tube ca. 5 mm in diam. at mouth; lobes triangular, ca. 4 X 2.2 mm, outside glabrous. Corolla red-orange, 2-2.5 cm; mouth not or slightly oblique; limb indistinctly 2-lipped, lips nearly equal. Stamens exserted; anthers 2-3 mm. Ovary glabrous. Style glandular puberulent. Capsule ca. 12 cm. Seeds with 2 hairlike appendages at hilar end, appendages to 1.5 cm, opposite end with 1 hairlike appendage to 1.5 cm.

On trees in forests; 2000-2500 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, Nepal].

Specimens from China are known only from flower buds.


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