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33. Aeschynanthus poilanei Pellegrin, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 72: 822. 1925.

药用芒毛苣苔 yao yong mang mao ju tai

Stems ca. 30 cm, glabrous. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3; petiole 3-6 mm; leaf blade narrowly oblong, 7-10 X 1.6-3 cm, leathery, glabrous, adaxially drying nearly smooth, abaxially not punctate, base attenuate, margin repand-crenulate, apex acuminate; lateral veins invisible. Cymes axillary, 1-flowered; peduncle absent; bracts deciduous. Pedicel ca. 1 cm, glabrous. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments broadly lanceolate, ca. 5 X 2 mm, outside glandular puberulent. Corolla red, 1.8-2 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside with 5 tufts of hairs above base, mouth not oblique; limb indistinctly 2-lipped, lips nearly equal, ca. 2 mm. Stamens exserted. Pistil ca. 8 mm; ovary glabrous. Style ca. 5 mm, sparsely glandular puberulent. Capsule ca. 27 cm. Seeds with ca. 50 hairlike appendages at hilar end, ca. 1.3 cm, opposite end with 1 hairlike appendage ca. 2 cm. Fr. Mar.

On tree trunks in forests; 900-1000 m. SE Yunnan [Vietnam].


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