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2. Chirita subulatisepala W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 4(1): 18. 1984.

钻萼唇柱苣苔 zuan e chun zhu ju tai

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 0.2-2.8 cm X 2-3 mm; leaf blade narrowly ovate to ovate, 2.2-6.5 X 1.4-5 cm, papery, appressed puberulent, eglandular, base oblique, broadly cuneate to truncate, margin obtusely dentate to crenate, apex acute to rounded; lateral veins ca. 3 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes (1-)4-6-flowered; peduncle 3-9 cm, sparsely puberulent; bracts 2, free, elliptic to elliptic-ovate, leaflike, 1.7-2.3 X 0.8-1.1 cm, strigose, margin remotely denticulate, apex acute. Pedicel 0.5-1.5 cm, puberulent and glandular puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, narrowly lanceolate-linear, 9-15 X 1.1-1.8 mm, outside densely puberulent, inside apically puberulent, margin entire, apex subulate-acuminate. Corolla purple, ca. 4 cm, outside puberulent, inside puberulent basally; tube funnelform-tubular, ca. 2.7 X 1 cm; adaxial lip ca. 1.1 cm; abaxial lip ca. 1.3 cm. Filaments ca. 1.2 cm, apically sparsely glandular puberulent; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 3.5 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, ca. 5 mm. Pistil ca. 3 cm, puberulent; ovary ca. 1 cm. Stigma ligulate, ca. 2 mm, undivided. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Jun.

* Shaded rocky cliffs; ca. 800 m. SW Hubei (Xianfeng Xian), SE Sichuan (Qianjiang Xian).

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Primulina subulatisepala (W. T. Wang) Mich. Möller & A. Weber (Taxon 60: 785. 2011).


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