79. Chirita liujiangensis D. Fang & D. H. Qin in D. Fang, D. H. Qin, & X. H. Lu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 32: 569. 1994.
柳江唇柱苣苔 liu jiang chun zhu ju tai
Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal; petiole 0.5-4 cm X 2-4 mm; leaf blade ovate, seldom elliptic, 2-8 X 1-6 cm, papery, pubescent (hairs 1-7 mm), eglandular, base cuneate or oblique and broadly cuneate, margin crenate to slightly repand, apex obtuse; lateral veins 3-5 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes 2- or 3-flowered; peduncle 3-14 cm, villous and glandular pubescent; bracts 2, free, linear, 3-6 X 0.5-1.5 mm, villous, margin entire, apex obtuse. Pedicel 3-15 mm, villous and glandular puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, narrowly lanceolate, 4-6 X ca. 1 mm, outside villous, inside sparsely puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla purple red, 3-3.8 cm, outside sparsely pubescent and glandular pubescent, inside glandular puberulent on lobes; tube funnelform, ca. 2.4 X 1 cm; adaxial lip ca. 7 mm; abaxial lip ca. 1.2 cm. Filaments ca. 1 cm, sparsely puberulent near apex; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 3 mm, abaxially puberulent; staminodes 2, ca. 4 mm. Pistil ca. 2.4 cm; ovary ca. 1.8 cm, densely puberulent and glandular puberulent. Stigma obtrapeziform, ca. 1 mm, 2-lobed. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Jun.
* Forests on limestone hills. Guangxi (Liujiang Xian).