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24. Leptodermis scabrida J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 3: 199. 1881.

糙叶野丁香 cao ye ye ding xiang

Shrubs, 1-1.5 m tall; branches stout, brown or dark gray, short branches often with dense persistent scaly stipules, pilose. Petiole short or leaves subsessile; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate or oblong, sometimes narrowly lanceolate, 1-3(-4) × 4-10 mm, both surfaces ?strigose or only midrib and lateral veins hairy abaxially, base cuneate or decurrent, apex acute to acuminate; midrib prominent abaxially; lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, inconspicuous; stipules subtriangular, pilose, with a long and excurved stiff apiculus. Flowers subsessile, 3-5 terminal or axillary near tips of branches; bracteoles transparent, 3-4 mm, pilose, ca. 2/3 connate, free portion triangular-ovate, with a stiff apiculus at apex. Calyx tube ca. 2 mm; lobes 0.5-0.7 mm, width greater than length or subequal, densely ciliate, obtuse. Corolla white, funnelform, 9-19 mm, pilose outside; lobes 5, sublanceolate, 2-2.5 mm. Short-styled flowers with stamens inserted below throat of corolla tube, anthers linear, included; style slightly exserted, stigmas 3-lobed, filiform, excurved. Capsule 5-6 mm; seed aril free from testa (according to literature). Fl. Jun.

Forests, hill slopes; 2400-2600 m. S Xizang (Nyalam, Zayü) [NE India (Assam)].


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