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9. Didymocarpus zhufengensis W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 4(1): 13. 1984.

珠峰长蒴苣苔 zhu feng chang shuo ju tai

Stems ca. 29 cm, appressed puberulent. Leaves mostly opposite, basal 2 alternate; petiole to 3 cm; leaf blade broadly ovate to elliptic, 4.5-8.5 X 3.4-5.5 cm, herbaceous, adaxially appressed puberulent, eglandular, abaxially puberulent along veins, eglandular, base cordate-auriculate, margin irregularly double denticulate, apex obtuse to rounded; lateral veins ca. 4 on each side of midrib. Cymes 4-6-flowered; peduncle ca. 5 cm, glandular puberulent; bracts free, orbicular-rhombic, ca. 4 mm, ciliate, margin entire. Pedicel 3-7 mm. Calyx zygomorphic, 5-5.5 mm; limb 2-lipped; tube 2-2.5 mm; adaxial lip 3-lobed, broadly trapeziform, ca. 3 mm, lobes deltoid, ca. 1 mm wide; abaxial lip 2-lobed, broadly trapeziform, ca. 3 mm, lobes triangular, ca. 1.5 mm wide, glabrous or sparsely ciliate, margin entire. Corolla purple, ca. 2 cm, outside puberulent, inside glabrous; tube funnelform, ca. 1.4 cm X 6 mm; adaxial lip ca. 3.5 mm; abaxial lip ca. 7 mm. Stamens glabrous; filaments ca. 6 mm; anthers ca. 1.5 mm; staminodes 3, 0.8-1.5 mm. Pistil ca. 1.5 cm, glabrous; ovary ca. 1.2 cm. Fruit unknown. Fl. Jun.

* Damp cliffs; ca. 2900 m. S Xizang (Zhumulangma Shan, Dinggye Xian).


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