50. Chirita parvifolia W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(4): 50. 1981.
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Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 1-1.4 cm X ca. 1.2 mm; leaf blade broadly elliptic to ovate, 1.7-3 X 1.3-1.9 cm, leathery, densely brownish appressed puberulent, eglandular, base rounded, margin entire, apex rounded; lateral veins invisible. Cymes 1-flowered; peduncle 5.3-5.6 cm, densely appressed puberulent; bracts 2, free, obovate to elliptic, 8-11 X ca. 4 mm, appressed puberulent, margin entire, apex obtuse. Pedicel ca. 8 mm, densely spreading glandular puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, 5-6 X 0.8-2.2 mm, outside puberulent, inside glabrous, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla purple-red, ca. 2.7 cm, outside sparsely puberulent basally, inside glabrous; tube narrowly funnelform, ca. 1.7 X 1.1 cm; adaxial lip ca. 6 mm; abaxial lip ca. 9 mm. Filaments ca. 1.1 cm, puberulent; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 2 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, ca. 5 mm. Pistil ca. 2.4 cm, puberulent; ovary ca. 1.5 cm. Stigma obdeltoid, ca. 1.5 mm, 2-lobed. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Oct.
* Limestone hills. Guangxi (Gui Xian).