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7. Chirita tenuifolia W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(4): 61. 1981.

薄叶唇柱苣苔 bo ye chun zhu ju tai

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 3-20 X 0.6-1 mm; leaf blade elliptic, 2.2-5 X 1.1-3 cm, membranous, sparsely appressed puberulent, eglandular, base oblique, broadly cuneate, margin remotely denticulate to undulate-crenate, apex obtuse to rounded; lateral veins ca. 4 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes 1-flowered; peduncle ca. 5 cm, densely puberulent; bract 1, subulate, ca. 1.2 X 0.3 mm, puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Pedicel ca. 3.3 cm, puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, linear-lanceolate, ca. 4.8 X 0.8 mm, outside densely puberulent, inside apically sparsely puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla purplish, ca. 2.8 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside glabrous; tube narrowly funnelform, ca. 1.5 X 0.9 cm; adaxial lip ca. 6 mm; abaxial lip ca. 8 mm. Filaments ca. 9 mm, sparsely puberulent; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 2.2 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, ca. 1.2 mm. Pistil ca. 1.8 cm, puberulent; ovary ca. 1 cm. Stigma ligulate, ca. 1.8 mm, undivided. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Aug.

* Limestone hills. Guangxi (Donglan Xian).


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