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10. Leptodermis handeliana H. J. P. Winkler in Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 1025. 1936.

川南野丁香 chuan nan ye ding xiang

Shrubs; young branches with 2 bands of short woolly hairs, old branches glabrescent, bark gray, longitudinally lacerate. Leaves sparsely arranged on branches 3-10 cm, with sparse and long internodes, very rarely crowded on short branches; blade slightly thick, broadly ovate, elliptic, or broadly elliptic, 7-18 × 4-11 mm, adaxially tomentose on midrib, abaxially with scattered bristles on lateral veins, very shortly setiform ciliate on margins, base abruptly contracted and attenuate into petiole, apex acute or abruptly shortly acuminate; lateral veins 4-6 pairs, ascending; stipules membranous-leathery, triangular on lower part, compressed triangular on upper part, acuminate, apiculus seldom with 1 or 2 lateral glandular teeth, 1-2 mm, 2 veins joining at tip, dorsal surface densely tomentulose, ventral surface densely covered with glandular appendages. Flowers 5-7 terminal on branches, subsessile, highest node with 1 or 3 flowers in axils of leaves, next node with 1 or 2 lateral branches terminated dichotomously with flowers; bracts especially of flowers in center somewhat leaflike, 4-5 mm, slightly longer than calyx, with midrib and reticulate veins, tomentose, connate below middle part, acuminate. Calyx ca. 3 mm; lobes 5, ovate, ciliate, acuminate. Young corolla hispidulous outside. Stigmas 5-lobed. Fl. Jun.

● S Sichuan (Yanyuan).


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