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39. Chirita roseoalba W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(4): 44. 1981.

粉花唇柱苣苔 fen hua chun zhu ju tai

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 2.5-5 X 0.7-1.5 cm; leaf blade slightly oblique, ovate, 6.8-12.5 X 4-8 cm, herbaceous, sparsely strigose, eglandular, base oblique, broadly cuneate, margin crenulate to remotely dentate, apex obtuse; lateral veins 3 or 4 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes 3-6-flowered; peduncle 9-13 cm, puberulent; bracts 2, free, linear-lanceolate, 1.1-1.3 cm X 2.2-3 mm, strigose, margin entire, apex acute. Pedicel 1-2.5 cm, puberulent and glandular puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, linear-lanceolate, 4-6 X 0.8-1 mm, outside puberulent and glandular puberulent, inside glabrous, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla white to pinkish, ca. 4 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside puberulent on adaxial lip; tube funnelform-tubular, ca. 2.4 X 1.2 cm; adaxial lip ca. 7 mm; abaxial lip ca. 1.5 cm. Filaments ca. 1.1 cm, base sparsely pubescent, apex sparsely glandular puberulent; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 3 mm, sparsely puberulent; staminodes 2, ca. 6 mm. Pistil ca. 2.8 cm; ovary ca. 1.5 cm, puberulent. Style glandular puberulent; stigma cuneate, ca. 2 mm, 2-lobed. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Jul.

* Streamside thickets in valleys. NW Hunan (Dayong Xian).

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Primulina roseoalba (W. T. Wang) Mich. Möller & A. Weber (Taxon 60: 784. 2011).


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