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11. Chirita floribunda W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 4(1): 23. 1984.

多花唇柱苣苔 duo hua chun zhu ju tai

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 1.2-5.2 X 0.5-1 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, 8.5-14 X 3.8-7 cm, papery, densely appressed puberulent, eglandular, base cuneate, margin crenate, apex acute to obtuse; lateral veins 6 or 7 on each side of midrib, slightly conspicuous. Cymes 8-15-flowered; peduncle 10-12 cm, densely spreading glandular puberulent; bracts 2, free, lanceolate-linear, 6-8 X ca. 1 mm, puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Pedicel 1.5-20 mm, densely glandular puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, narrowly triangular to narrowly lanceolate-linear, ca. 4.8 X 0.6-0.9 mm, outside puberulent, inside apically sparsely puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla purple, ca. 2.1 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside adaxial lip puberulent basally; tube funnelform-tubular, ca. 1.2 cm X 4-6 mm; adaxial lip ca. 2.5 mm; abaxial lip ca. 8.5 mm. Filaments ca. 7 mm, sparsely glandular; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 2 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, ca. 3 mm. Pistil ca. 1.2 cm, densely puberulent and glandular puberulent; ovary ca. 7.5 mm. Stigma obtrapezoid, ca. 1.5 mm, undivided. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Jun.

* Known only from cultivation. Cultivated in the Medicinal Botanic Garden of Nanning, Guangxi; possibly introduced from Jinxiou Xian, Guangxi.

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


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