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26. Didymocarpus heucherifolius Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 881. 1936.

闽赣长蒴苣苔 min gan chang shuo ju tai

Chirita heucherifolia (Handel-Mazzetti) D. Wood.

Plants stemless. Leaves basal; petiole 2-5(-9.5) cm; leaf blade orbicular-ovate to triangular, multilobed, with lobules triangular, 3-9 X 3.5-11 cm, papery, adaxially pubescent and pilose, eglandular, abaxially pilose, sparsely glandular, base cordate, margin irregularly denticulate to serrate, apex rounded, basal veins 4 or 5; lateral veins 3 or 4 on each side of midrib. Cymes 3- to many flowered; peduncle (6-)10-18 cm, spreading villous; bracts free, elliptic, 5-10 mm, long ciliate, margin entire. Pedicel 0.4-2 cm. Calyx slightly zygomorphic, ca. 6 mm; limb 5-lobed; tube ca. 2 mm; lobes unequal, broadly lanceolate to oblanceolate-linear or triangular, 3-4 X 1-2 mm, outside puberulent to glandular puberulent, inside glabrous, margin sparsely denticulate. Corolla pink, 2.5-3.2 cm, outside puberulent, inside glabrous; tube funnelform-tubular, 1.8-2.2 X 1-1.3 cm; adaxial lip ca. 6.5 mm; abaxial lip ca. 1 cm. Filaments 8-10 mm, glandular; anthers 1.8-2.5 mm, puberulent; staminodes 3, 0.3-6 mm. Pistil 1.8-2.9 cm, pilose to puberulent; ovary ca. 1.5 cm, pilose to puberulent. Capsule 5.5-8 cm. Fl. May, fr. Jun.

* Waysides, on streamside rocks, forests; 500-1000 m. S Anhui, W Fujian, NE Guangdong, SE Hubei, Jiangxi, W Zhejiang.


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