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27. Wendlandia speciosa Cowan, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edin­burgh. 16: 254. 1932.

美丽水锦树 mei li shui jin shu

Wendlandia speciosa var. forrestii Cowan.

Shrubs or trees, 1-12 m tall; branches flattened, strigillose to glabrescent. Leaves opposite; petiole 0.5-3 cm, strigillose to glabrescent; blade drying papery or subleathery, ovate, obovate, ovate-lanceolate, or elliptic, 6-19 × 2.5-11 cm, on both sides sparsely to moderately strigillose or hirtellous to glabrescent with pubescence often denser on principal veins, base acute or cuneate, apex acute or acuminate; secondary veins 5-12 pairs; stipules generally persistent, spatulate to pandurate, 4-7 mm, strigillose to glabrescent, apex spreading, rounded. Inflorescence paniculate, pyramidal, 20-30 × 20-30 cm, branched to 2 or 3 orders, densely strigillose, pedunculate; peduncle ca. 4.5 cm; bracts linear, spatulate, or lanceolate, 1-3 mm, acute. Flowers subsessile. Calyx strigillose; hypanthium portion turbinate, ca. 1 mm; limb lobed nearly to base; lobes lanceolate to triangular, 1-1.5 mm. Corolla white to cream, yellowish white, salverform or tubular, glabrous outside; tube 5-7 mm, white villous inside; lobes narrowly oblong to oblanceolate, 2-2.5 mm, obtuse to rounded. Anthers linear-lanceolate, exserted, 1.3-2 mm, at base 2-lobed; filaments ca. 1.5 mm. Stigma 2-lobed, 1-1.2 mm. Capsule subglobose, 2.5-3 mm in diam., pubescent. Fl. and fr. Mar-Nov.

Forests in ravines, forest margins; 1500-2800 m. Xizang (Mêdog), Yunnan [Bhutan, India].


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