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94. Chirita infundibuliformis W. T. Wang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17: 111. 1979.

合苞唇柱苣苔 he bao chun zhu ju tai

Perennials. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Stems erect, 12-40 cm, densely brown pubescent. Stem leaves 4-8, opposite, widely spaced; petiole 1-5.5 cm X 1-2 mm; leaf blade oblique, elliptic to ovate, 3.5-12.5 X 2-8 cm, papery, adaxially densely puberulent, eglandular, abaxially pubescent along veins, base oblique, broadly cuneate on 1 side, cordate on other, margin irregularly denticulate, apex acuminate; lateral veins ca. 7 on each side of midrib, slightly conspicuous. Cymes 1- or 2-flowered; peduncle 3.4-6 cm, densely brown pubescent; bracts 2, connate into an involucre, broadly funnelform, ca. 1.5 cm, ca. 2.3 cm in diam., puberulent, margin denticulate, apex acute. Pedicel 2-4 mm, sparsely puberulent. Calyx ca. 2.5 cm, 5-lobed from middle; tube ca. 1 cm; lobes equal, triangular, 1.1-1.5 cm, outside puberulent, inside glabrous, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla purple-red, ca. 4.8 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside glabrous; tube nearly tubular, ca. 4 X 1 cm; adaxial lip ca. 6 mm; abaxial lip ca. 8 mm. Filaments ca. 1.1 cm, glanduliferous apically; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 6 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, ca. 6 mm. Pistil ca. 6.8 cm; ovary ca. 1.1 cm, glabrous. Style puberulent; stigma obtrapeziform, ca. 6 mm, 2-lobed. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Aug.

* Broad-leaved forest margins, montane streamsides; 900-1700 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog Xian).

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Henckelia infundibuliformis (W. T. Wang) D. J. Middleton & Mich. Möller (Taxon 60: 775. 2011).


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