32. Spiradiclis tomentosa D. Fang & D. H. Qin, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 13: 330. 1993.
粘毛螺序草 nian mao luo xu cao
Herbs, erect, 3-23 cm tall, presumably perennial, acaulescent with leaves clustered at base; stems densely gray-viscid multicellular tomentose. Leaves slightly anisophyllous; petiole 0.5-4.5 cm, densely tomentose; blade drying thinly papery, oblanceolate, obovate, or rarely elliptic, 3.5-14 × 1.5-5 cm, both surfaces densely tomentose, base acute, apex cuspidate to rounded; secondary veins 7-10 pairs; stipules persistent, triangular, 8-22 mm, tomentose, narrowed to subulate acuminate apex. Inflorescences paniculiform, 8- to many flowered, tomentose; peduncles 4.5-18 cm; bracts linear, 3-7 mm; pedicels 1-5 mm. Calyx tomentose; hypanthium portion turbinate, ca. 1 mm; lobes linear, 1.5-2 mm. Corolla white, subfunnelform, outside sparsely pubescent; tube 6-8 mm, glabrous inside; lobes ovate, 2-3 mm. Capsules subglobose, ca. 2 mm in diam., valves 4, persistent calyx lobes 3.5-4 mm. Fl. Apr, fr. Jun.
● Limestone caverns; ca. 500 m. Guangxi (Fengshan).
H. S. Lo (in FRPS 71(1): 99. 1999) described the leaves as cuspidate at apex, but the corresponding figure (p. 103, t. 23, f. 7) showed the leaves to be apically rounded.