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58. Chirita pinnata W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 4(1): 25. 1984.

复叶唇柱苣苔 fu ye chun zhu ju tai

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 1.5-5 cm X 1-2 mm; leaf blade deeply pinnately lobed, nearly compound, elliptic to narrowly ovate or oblanceolate, 3-15 X 2-6 cm, papery, sparsely appressed puberulent to pilose, eglandular, base cuneate, margin deeply dentate to pinnately lobed, lateral lobes 3-7 on each side of midrib, 0.4-4 cm, margin deeply crenate or serrate to entire, apex acuminate to rounded; lateral veins 3-10 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes 1-3-flowered; peduncle 4-11 cm, spreading and appressed villous; bracts 2, free, oblong to elliptic or oblanceolate, 5-14 X 1.8-5 mm, sparsely pubescent, margin denticulate to entire, apex acute. Pedicel 4-10(-15) mm, spreading and appressed villous. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, linear to narrowly oblong, 5-9 X 2-2.5 mm, outside puberulent to pilose, inside puberulent near apex, margin denticulate, apex acute to obtuse. Corolla purple, 4-4.5 cm, outside puberulent to sparsely pilose, inside basally puberulent; tube narrowly to broadly funnelform, often gibbous abaxially, ca. 2.7 X 1.2-1.5 cm; adaxial lip ca. 7 mm; abaxial lip ca. 1.5 cm. Filaments ca. 1 cm, sparsely glandular; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, 3.8-4 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, ca. 2 mm. Pistil ca. 3 cm, glandular puberulent to pilose; ovary ca. 9 mm. Stigma oblong, ca. 3 mm, emarginate. Capsule forming at angle of ca. 90 to peduncle, ca. 3-3.5 cm. Fl. and fr. May-Sep.

* Shaded rocks in montane regions; 700-1300 m. N Guangxi (Rongshui Xian).


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