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6. Rungia guangxiensis H. S. Lo & D. Fang, Guihaia. 17: 46. 1997.

广西孩儿草 guang xi hai er cao

Herbs to 70 cm tall, erect. Stems subterete, subglabrous or pubescent when young. Petiole 0.5-2.5 cm, bifariously pubescent; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 9-17 × 2.5-4 cm, abaxially puberulent, adaxially glabrous, secondary veins ca. 7 on each side of midvein, base cuneate, margin entire, apex shortly acuminate. Spikes terminal, 1-sided; peduncle absent or less than 3 mm; bracts 4-ranked; fertile bracts oblong, ca. 7 × 3.5 mm; sterile bracts broadly obovate, 7-8 × 4-5 mm, glabrous, apex rounded. Calyx ca. 2.5 mm, 5-lobed. Corolla red, ca. 1.7 cm, outside glabrous; tube basally cylindric and ca. 1.5 mm in diam.; lower lip 3-lobed, patent; upper lip ovate-triangular, apex obtuse. Stamens slightly exserted; anther thecae ovoid, lower thecae spurred. Capsule not seen. Fl. Jan-Apr.

● Dense forests; 500-600 m. Guangxi.


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