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29. Didymocarpus cortusifolius (Hance) W. T. Wang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 69: 449. 1990.

温州长蒴苣苔 wen zhou chang shuo ju tai

Chirita cortusifolia Hance, J. Bot. 21: 324. 1883; Roettlera cortusifolia (Hance) K. Fritsch.

Plants stemless. Leaves basal; petiole 1.4-4.6 cm; leaf blade orbicular-ovate to orbicular or triangular, multilobed, 4.6-10 X 3.2-9 cm, papery, adaxially densely pubescent, sparsely glandular, abaxially sparsely puberulent, rust-brown villous along veins, eglandular, base cordate, lobes triangular, margin irregularly denticulate, apex obtuse to rounded, basal veins 3; lateral veins 2 or 3 on each side of midrib. Cymes 2-10-flowered; peduncle 7.4-10 cm, rust-brown villous and glandular puberulent; bracts free, ovate to elliptic, 3.5-7 mm, adaxially glabrous, abaxially puberulent, margin entire. Pedicel 4-10 mm. Calyx actinomorphic, 7-9 mm, 5-lobed; tube 4-6 mm; lobes equal, ovate-triangular, 1-3 X ca. 2 mm, outside puberulent to villous, inside sparsely puberulent toward apex, margin denticulate. Corolla white, 2.4-3 cm, outside puberulent, inside nearly glabrous; tube funnelform, 1.8-2.3 X 1-1.2 cm; adaxial lip 5-6 mm; abaxial lip 7-9 mm. Filaments 6-10 mm, nearly glabrous; anthers ca. 3 mm, white woolly; staminodes 3, central ca. 0.5 mm, laterals ca. 0.7 mm. Pistil 1.9-2.2 cm, puberulent; ovary ca. 19 mm. Capsule ca. 3.8 cm. Fl. May-Jun.

* Stony cliffs of montane regions. SE Zhejiang.

Some recent authors place this species in Chirita, however based on stigma morphology, it is included in Didymocarpus here.


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