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59. Chirita fangii W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(4): 51. 1982.

方氏唇柱苣苔 fang shi chun zhu ju tai

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 1.2-3.8 cm X 1-1.5 mm; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 2.8-4 X 1.6-2.4 cm, thin papery, puberulent, eglandular, base cuneate to rounded, margin denticulate, apex acute; lateral veins ca. 3 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes 1- or 2-flowered; peduncle 3-5 cm, puberulent; bracts 2, free, linear to lanceolate, 2-5 X 0.5-1 mm, puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Pedicel 4-9 mm, puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, lanceolate-linear, 6-7 X ca. 1.4 mm, outside puberulent, inside sparsely puberulent near apex, margin entire, apex attenuate. Corolla purple, ca. 2.8 cm, outside puberulent, inside puberulent on limb and below stamens; tube cylindric, ca. 2.3 cm X 7 mm; adaxial lip ca. 3.5 mm; abaxial lip ca. 7 mm. Filaments ca. 1.3 cm, glabrous; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 3 mm, puberulent; staminodes 3, central ca. 0.2 mm, laterals 0.3-0.4 mm. Pistil ca. 2 cm, puberulent; ovary ca. 7 mm. Stigma narrowly oblong, ca. 2.5 mm, emarginate. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Jun.

* Rocks in montane regions. E Sichuan (Kai Xian).

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Primulina fangii (W. T. Wang) Mich. Möller & A. Weber (Taxon 60: 782. 2011).


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