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15. Lysionotus levipes (C. B. Clarke) B. L. Burtt in O. M. Hilliard & B. L. Burtt, Edinburgh J. Bot. 52: 220. 1995.

狭萼吊石苣苔 xia e diao shi ju tai

Aeschynanthus levipes C. B. Clarke in A. & C. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 28. 1883; Lysionotus angustisepalus W. T. Wang.

Subshrubs. Stems 30-60 cm, apically densely spreading puberulent. Petiole 0.5-1 mm; leaf blade lanceolate to narrowly so, 1.2-2.2 cm X 2.5-4 mm, leathery, densely puberulent, base cuneate, margin sparsely denticulate or glandular, apex acuminate to acute; lateral veins obscure. Cymes 1-flowered; bracts apparently absent. Pedicel ca. 6 mm. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments 7.5-8.5 mm, outside puberulent, inside glabrous. Corolla light purple with darker veins, ca. 5 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside below sparsely puberulent; tube slender funnelform, ca. 3.6 X 0.9 cm; adaxial lip ca. 3 mm; abaxial lip ca. 1.4 cm. Stamens ca. 1.4 cm; filaments ca. 1.2 cm; anthers broadly ovoid; connective unappendaged; staminodes 2, ca. 5 mm. Disc cupular, ca. 1.2 mm, margin shallowly dentate. Pistil ca. 3.2 cm, glabrous. Capsule 5-8.5 cm. Seed appendages hairlike, 1.2-1.8 mm. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Sep.

On trees in forested valleys; 1200-2400 m. SE Xizang (Nyingchi Xian), NW Yunnan (Gongshan Xian) [NE India, Laos, N Myanmar].


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