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38. Chirita carnosifolia C. Y. Wu ex H. W. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 3(2): 36. 1983.

肉叶唇柱苣苔 rou ye chun zhu ju tai

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 1-3 cm X 4-5 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to oblong, 9-12 X 3-6 cm, papery, densely appressed puberulent, eglandular, base attenuate, margin entire to repand, apex obtuse; lateral veins 4-7 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes ca. 10-flowered; peduncle 4.5-11 cm, spreading pubescent; bracts 2, free, linear-lanceolate, 4-9 X ca. 1.5 mm, pubescent, margin entire, apex obtuse. Pedicel to 1 cm in fruit, spreading pubescent. Persistent calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, linear, 5-8 X ca. 1 mm, outside densely puberulent, inside pubescent only near apex, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla, stamens, and pistil unknown. Capsule erect, 2.5-3.5 cm; persistent stigma 2-lobed. Fr. Jun.

* Rocks in rainforest valleys; 300-1100 m. SE Yunnan (Malipo Xian).


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