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25. Leptodermis schneideri H. J. P. Winkler, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 18: 156. 1922.

纤枝野丁香 xian zhi ye ding xiang

Leptodermis schneideri var. hutchinsonii H. J. P. Winkler.

Shrubs, 0.2-1.3 m, branches slender; young branches tomentulose, soon glabrescent, old branches with gray longitudinally fissured bark. Leaves sparsely arranged on long branches, very crowded on very short branches in axils of long branches, appearing as if leaves whorled; petiole very short or leaves subsessile; blade oblong or ovate, 4-9 × 1.25-2 mm, glabrous on both surfaces, base attenuate, apex acute or slightly obtuse or apiculate; midrib impressed adaxially and prominent abaxially, lateral veins inconspicuous; stipules membranous-leathery, small, ca. 1 mm, pilose and ciliate, upper portion triangular, lower part acicular acuminate, with 2 callose nerves near margins extending to apex. Flowers terminal on lateral foliate branches, upper 2 or 3 nodes with 1-3 flowers axillary; peduncles present or almost absent; bracteoles transparent, oblong, ca. 2 mm, slightly longer than calyx, connate to or above middle portion, margins of upper portion hairy, apex rounded, apiculate. Calyx lobes 5, length slightly greater than width, ciliate, rounded. Corolla small; tube narrowly funnelform, ca. 5 mm, ± curved, covered with conical woolly hairs outside, densely covered with long hairs on throat inside, glabrous at base; lobes oblong, ca. 2 mm, covered with short papilla outside, villous at base inside, with thin, soft, narrow margins, apex incurved. Stamens inserted in throat of corolla tube; long-styled flowers with filaments short, anthers included; short-styled flowers with filaments long, anther exserted. Stigmas 5-lobed, conspicuously exserted in long-styled flowers, extending below throat in short-styled flowers. Capsules ca. 4 mm; seed aril adherent to testa.

● Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan.


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