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8. Chirita liguliformis W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 4(1): 20. 1984.

舌柱唇柱苣苔 she zhu chun zhu ju tai

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 1.5-11 cm X 4-9 mm; leaf blade elliptic to broadly ovate, 4-20 X 2.5-10 cm, papery, adaxially appressed pilose, eglandular, abaxially appressed puberulent, base sometimes oblique, broadly cuneate to cordate on 1 side and cuneate to rounded on other, margin undulate-crenate to dentate, apex obtuse to acute; lateral veins 4 or 5 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes 7-11-flowered; peduncle 6-20 cm, spreading puberulent; bracts 2, free, narrowly triangular, ca. 3.5 X 1.1 mm, puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Pedicel 2.5-4 cm, puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, lanceolate-linear, 3-3.5 X ca. 1 mm, outside puberulent, inside glabrous, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla purplish, ca. 2.2 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside below adaxial lip puberulent; tube funnelform-tubular, ca. 1.5 cm X 6 mm; adaxial lip ca. 3 mm; abaxial lip ca. 7 mm. Filaments ca. 1 cm, sparsely puberulent basally, black glandular near apex; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 3 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, ca. 2 mm. Pistil ca. 1.1 cm, puberulent; ovary ca. 7 mm. Stigma ligulate, ca. 2 mm, undivided. Capsule erect, 2-3 cm. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul.

* Wet valley forests; ca. 800 m. SW Guizhou (Anlong Xian, Ceheng Xian).

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Primulina liguliformis (W. T. Wang) Mich. Möller & A. Weber (Taxon 60: 783. 2011).


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