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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 19 | Acanthaceae | Dicliptera

2. Dicliptera induta W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edin­burgh. 10: 175. 1918.

毛狗肝菜 mao gou gan cai

Herbs to 60 cm tall. Stems sulcate, densely yellow hirsute especially along sulcae. Petiole 5-12 mm, yellow tomentose; leaf blade ovate, 3-4 × 1.5-2.5 cm, both surfaces yellow tomentose especially along veins, secondary veins 3-5 on each side of midvein, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, margin entire, apex acute. Inflorescences axillary, each of 1 or 2 cymes; peduncle 2-3 mm, yellow hirsute; bracts linear-subulate, ca. 5 mm, tomentose; outer bracteoles dark green, oblanceolate, 10-14 × 2-4 mm, unequal, rigid, both surfaces tomentose especially toward base, base cuneate, apex acute and shortly mucronate; inner bracteoles linear-lanceolate, 8-10 mm, pilose, apex acuminate. Pedicel ca. 1 mm. Calyx ca. 5 mm; lobes linear, pilose, apex acute. Corolla pink, ca. 1.5 cm, pilose; tube basally slender, white pilose; lip in lower position ca. 4 mm, 2-lobed; lip in upper position ca. 3 mm, 3-lobed, lobes ovate. Staminal filaments ca. 6 mm, glabrous; anther thecae spherical, ca. 1 mm. Ovary minutely pilose; style ca. 1.2 cm, minutely pilose. Capsule ca. 4 mm, pilose. Seeds ovate in outline, ca. 2 mm, papillate. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Wastelands; 400-700 m. Yunnan.


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