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8. Briggsia muscicola (Diels) Craib, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 11: 264. 1919.

藓丛粗筒苣苔 xian cong cu tong ju tai

Didissandra muscicola Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 5: 225. 1912.

Plants stemless. Petiole 1.5-8(-15) cm, densely rust-brown villous; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, (4.5-) 6-16 X (1.3-)2-4.2 cm, adaxially densely white appressed pubescent, abaxially appressed white pubescent, rust-brown villous along veins and margin, base often slightly oblique, narrowly to broadly cuneate, margin serrate to serrate-crenate, sometimes doubly so, apex acute; lateral veins 6-10 on each side of midrib, conspicuous on both surfaces. Cymes (2 or)3-8-flowered; peduncle 8-23 cm, rust-brown villous and glandular pubescent; bracts 2, lanceolate, 0.5-13 X 1-2 mm, outside rust-brown villous, inside glabrous, margin entire. Calyx segments lanceolate, 4-7 X 1-2 mm, outside sparsely white pubescent and rust-brown villous, margin entire, veins indistinct. Corolla yellow to orange, inside purple-red to orange or brown spotted or striate, 1.7-3.4 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside glandular pubescent; tube 1.4-2 X (0.9-)1.2-1.8 cm; adaxial lip 2-4 mm, lobes semiorbicular, 1.5-2 X ca. 3 mm, apex rounded to acute; abaxial lip 7-9 mm, lobes oblong, 2-4 X ca. 5 mm, apex acute to rounded. Adaxial stamens adnate to corolla ca. 3.5 mm above base, 1-1.2 cm, abaxial ones adnate to corolla ca. 5 mm above base, ca. 1.2 cm; filaments sparsely puberulent; anthers reniform, thecae confluent; staminode ca. 1 mm. Pistil 1-2.8 cm, glabrous. Style 2-7 mm. Capsule 4-6.5 cm, glabrous. Fl. May-Aug, fr. May-Dec.

Forests on rocks or trees; 2400-3500 m. SE Xizang, NW Yunnan [Bhutan, N India, Myanmar].


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