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26. Aeschynanthus medogensis W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(4): 59. 1982.

墨脱芒毛苣苔 mo tuo mang mao ju tai

Stems ca. 30 cm, glabrous. Leaves opposite; petiole 0.9-1.5 cm; leaf blade oblong to oblanceolate-oblong, 11-13 X 2.8-4.5 cm, thick leathery, glabrous, adaxially drying nearly smooth, abaxially not punctate, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acuminate; lateral veins indistinct. Cymes pseudoterminal, ca. 4-flowered; peduncle absent; bracts persistent, green, linear, ca. 3 X 0.8 mm. Pedicel 4-5 mm, glandular puberulent. Calyx green, ca. 4 mm; 3-5-lobed from near middle; tube ca. 3 mm in diam. at mouth; lobes narrowly triangular, 1.5-1.8 X ca. 0.8 mm, outside glandular puberulent. Corolla red, ca. 3 cm, outside glandular puberulent, inside glandular below abaxial lip, without tufts of hairs, mouth not oblique; limb indistinctly 2-lipped; adaxial lip ca. 3 mm; abaxial lip ca. 3.5 mm. Stamens exserted; filaments 1.2-1.6 cm; anthers coherent in pairs at apex, 1.2-1.8 mm; staminode ca. 1.5 mm. Immature pistil glabrous. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Jul.

* On trees in forests; ca. 1900 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog Xian).


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