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12. Didymocarpus pulcher C. B. Clarke in A. & C. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 79. 1883.

美丽长蒴苣苔 mei li chang shuo ju tai

Stems 17-26 cm, densely appressed puberulent. Leaves whorled; petiole to 7 cm; leaf blade ovate to broadly ovate, 2-10(-15) X 2-6.2(-7.8) cm, herbaceous, adaxially sparsely to densely appressed puberulent, sparsely yellow glandular, abaxially sparsely puberulent along veins, sparsely yellow glandular, base oblique, cuneate to cordate, margin crenate to serrate, apex acute; lateral veins 5-7 on each side of midrib. Cymes 7-9-flowered; peduncle (1.6-)3-4 cm, sparsely glandular puberulent; bracts free, broadly ovate, ca. 3 mm, nearly glabrous, margin entire. Pedicel 2-5 mm. Calyx slightly zygomorphic, 3-4.5 mm; limb indistinctly 2-lipped, 5-lobed; tube 2-3 mm; lobes nearly equal, triangular, 1-2 mm, glabrous or outside glandular pubescent, margin entire. Corolla purple, ca. 2.8 cm, glabrous; tube cylindric, ca. 2.2 cm X 7 mm; adaxial lip ca. 4 mm; abaxial lip 6.5-8 mm. Filaments ca. 7 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 2.5 mm, puberulent; staminodes 3, 1.8-3.6 mm. Pistil ca. 2.2 cm, glabrous; ovary ca. 1.1 cm. Capsule 2.5-4 cm. Fl. Jul-Aug.

Forests near waysides; 1200-2600 m. SE Xizang [Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sikkim].


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