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97. Chirita pycnantha W. T. Wang in A. L. Weitzman et al., Novon. 7: 425. 1998.

密花唇柱苣苔 mi hua chun zhu ju tai

Perennials (probably). Rhizomes unknown. Stems 2.2-9 cm, glabrous. Stem leaves 1-3, alternate, widely spaced; petiole 1.8-9 cm X 1-2 mm; leaf blade oblique, ovate, 4-9 X 2.1-5.4 cm, papery, adaxially sparsely puberulent, eglandular, abaxially sparsely puberulent along veins, base often oblique, cuneate to truncate-rounded, margin crenate, apex acute; lateral veins 7 or 8 on each side of midrib, conspicuous. Cymes 2-6-flowered; peduncle 0.5-6 cm, glabrous; bracts free, depressed semiorbicular, 5-7 mm X 1-2 cm, glabrous, margin subentire, apex truncate-rounded. Pedicel ca. 1.8 mm, glabrous. Calyx ca. 1.3 cm, 5-lobed from above middle; tube ca. 9 mm; lobes equal, deltoid, ca. 4 X 4.8 mm, glabrous, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla ca. 3.2 cm, glabrous; tube funnelform, ca. 3 X 1.8 cm; adaxial lip ca. 2 mm; abaxial lip ca. 4 mm. Filaments ca. 9 mm, minutely glandular; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 3 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, 4-5.5 mm. Pistil ca. 2.9 cm, sparsely appressed puberulent; ovary ca. 1.7 cm. Stigma flabellate, ca. 3 mm, deeply 2-lobed. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Oct.

* Yunnan (Simao Xian).

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Henckelia pycnantha (W. T. Wang) D. J. Middleton & Mich. Möller (Taxon 60: 776. 2011).


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