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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 19 | Campanulaceae | Asyneuma

3. Asyneuma chinense D. Y. Hong, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 73(2): 188. 1983.

球果牧根草 qiu guo mu gen cao

Roots fleshy. Stems single, erect, 20-100 cm tall, usually simple, ± hirsute. Leaves all subsessile, or lower cauline leaves with petiole up to 3.5 cm; blade ovate, lanceolate, or elliptic, 2-8 × 0.5-4 cm, both surfaces ± white hirsute, margin serrate or crenate, rarely callose-denticulate. Spikes with bract subtending 1-4 flowers; bract sometimes pubescent or rarely callose-denticulate. Calyx usually glabrous, less frequently hispidulous; tube globose or campanulate; lobes 7-10 mm, slightly longer than corolla, recurved after anthesis, rarely callose-denticulate. Corolla purple or blue. Style slightly shorter than corolla. Capsule globose, with 3 broad pores, 4-6 × 4-5 mm, base truncate or concave. Seeds brown-yellow, ovoid to oblong, slightly compressed, ca. 0.5 mm, with 1 rib. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep (capsule mature in Apr in Guangxi).

● Grassy slopes, forest margins, forests; below 3000 m. Guangxi (Yangshuo), Guizhou, W Hubei, SW Sichuan, Yunnan.


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