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8. Chiritopsis lobulata W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(4): 55. 1982.

浅裂小花苣苔 qian lie xiao hua ju tai

Petiole 2.2-5(-8) cm, white puberulent to sparsely pilose; leaf blade ovate to orbicular or reniform, 2-3.5 X 2.5-3.8 cm, adaxially puberulent to pilose, abaxially more densely puberulent along veins, base cordate, margin nearly palmately lobed, lobes 4-6 pairs, each broadly ovate, apex rounded to obtuse, 5-veined or basal veins not touching, apex obtuse; lateral veins conspicuous to inconspicuous. Cymes lax, ca. 7-flowered; peduncle 6-10 cm, sparsely white puberulent to pilose; bracts oblanceolate to linear, 4-8 X 0.8-3 mm, margin entire to few denticulate apically. Pedicel 3-10 mm, white puberulent. Calyx segments linear-lanceolate, 3-4 X 0.4-0.7 mm, outside white puberulent to pilose, inside glabrous. Corolla white, ca. 7.8 mm, inside glabrous; tube ca. 5 X 3 mm; limb distinctly 2-lipped; adaxial lip ca. 1.4 mm; abaxial lip ca. 2.5 mm. Stamens adnate to corolla ca. 2 mm above base, glabrous; filaments linear, ca. 3 mm; staminode 1, ca. 0.2 mm. Disc 2-lobed, ca. 0.8 mm, glabrous. Pistil ca. 4.2 mm, sparsely puberulent. Style ca. 3 mm; stigma obtrapeziform, ca. 0.2 mm, 2-lobed. Capsule ellipsoid, ca. 2.5 X 1.2 mm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jun.

* Shaded rocks in limestone hills; ca. 300 m. NW Guangdong (Yangshan Xian).


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