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23. Leptodermis rehderiana H. J. P. Winkler, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 18: 157. 1922.

白毛野丁香 bai mao ye ding xiang

Shrubs, 1-2 m tall, very much branched, white villous or pilose; branchlets slender. Petiole to 1 cm; leaf blade papery, brownish gray when dry, lanceolate-oblong or ovate-oblong, sometimes subovate, 1-4 × ca. 2 cm, base attenuate, apex acute or shortly acuminate, sometimes obtuse; lateral veins 2-5 pairs, slightly prominent abaxially; stipules stiff, ca. 2 mm, acicular-acuminate on lower portion, shortly acuminate on upper portion. Flowers terminal on foliate branches, 5-7 flowers arranged in a line; central flowers sessile, lateral ones conspicuously pedicellate, branchlets usually with 2 or 3 flowers axillary on upper 4 or 5 nodes, inflorescence-like on lower 1 or 2 nodes, with peduncle; bracteoles transparent, oblong, 2.5-3 mm, slightly longer than calyx, ca. 2/3 connate, upper portion very shortly pilose, other parts glabrous, veined, subulate-acuminate. Calyx 2.5-2.8 mm; lobes 5, very short, ciliate, with longitudinal veins. Corolla tube very narrowly funnelform, 12-13 mm, slightly curved, densely shortly tomentose outside; lobes 5, subovate, ca. 2 mm, central portion and narrow margins not differentiated conspicuously, apex incurved. Stamens of short-styled flowers slightly exserted; filaments inserted at 1/4-1/3 of anthers, free portion very short. Stigmas 5-lobed. Capsules black, 6-7 mm; seed aril reticulate, adherent to testa. Fl. Sep, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Thickets, jungles; 1600-2400 m. NW Yunnan (Zhongdian).


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