75. Chirita napoensis Z. Y. Li in A. L. Weitzman et al., Novon. 7: 424. 1998.
那坡唇柱苣苔 na po chun zhu ju tai
Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal; petiole 1-1.7 cm X 1-3.5 mm; leaf blade broadly elliptic to oblong, 2.5-4.2 X ca. 1.3 cm, papery, densely appressed white pilose, eglandular, base oblique, cuneate, decurrent, margin crenate to repand-crenate, apex minutely obtuse; lateral veins 3 or 4 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes 1- or 2-flowered; peduncle 2.5-6.5 cm, densely puberulent; bracts 2, free, narrowly oblong, 1.5-3.5 X ca. 0.3 mm, puberulent, margin entire, apex obtuse. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, lanceolate-linear, 2.5-3 X 0.7-0.9 mm, outside puberulent, inside pilose, margin entire, apex obtuse. Corolla blue-purple, ca. 1.4 cm, outside puberulent and glandular puberulent, inside glabrous; tube subcampanulate, ca. 8.5 X 4 mm; adaxial lip ca. 2 mm; abaxial lip ca. 5.5 mm. Filaments ca. 4 mm, glabrous; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 3 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, ca. 0.7 mm. Pistil ca. 1.3 cm, puberulent; ovary ca. 3 mm. Stigma narrowly oblong, ca. 1.2 mm, undivided. Immature capsule erect, ca. 1.5 cm. Fl. May.
* Rocks in valleys; ca. 600 m. Guangxi (Napo Xian).
After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China,
this was treated as Primulina napoensis (Z. Yu Li) Mich. Möller & A. Weber (Taxon 60: 784. 2011).