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3. Cystacanthus yangtsekiangensis (H. Léveillé) Rehder, J. Arnold Arbor. 16: 315. 1935.

金江鳔冠花 jin jiang biao guan hua

Strobilanthes yangtsekiangensis H. Léveillé, Cat. Pl. Yun-Nan, 6. 1915.

Shrubs to 1 m tall. Stems subterete, striate, pubescent. Petiole 3-7 mm, pubescent; leaf blade ovate, ca. 3.5 × 1.5 cm, both surfaces pubescent and glaucous, secondary veins 10-12 on each side of midvein, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acute. Thyrses terminal or axillary, racemose, secund, to 7 cm; bracts linear-lanceolate, 5-8 mm, densely gland-tipped villous; bracteoles similar to bracts. Pedicel 2-4 mm, gland-tipped pubescent. Calyx 7-10 mm; lobes linear, densely yellowish pubescent. Corolla blue or red, campanulate, ca. 2.5 × 1.2-1.3 cm, ventricose and curved; tube basally ca. 5 mm wide and short; lobes broadly triangular, apex obtuse. Stamens included; filaments barbate; anther thecae ovoid, connective barbate with yellowish brown trichomes; staminodes ca. 2 mm. Ovary pubescent; style ca. 2 cm, glabrous; stigma slightly 2-cleft. Capsule and seeds not seen.

● 400-500 m. Yunnan.


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