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26. Leptodermis scissa H. J. P. Winkler in Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 1024. 1936.

撕裂野丁香 si lie ye ding xiang

Shrubs, 20-50 cm tall, occasionally to 1.5 m tall; branchlets gray or brown, tomentulose. Leaves crowded on branchlets, blade papery, ± grayish when dry, oblong-ovate or broadly ovate, 5-8 × 2.5-4 mm on lower branches, 15-23 × 7-13 mm on upper branches, adaxially densely scabrid on midvein, slightly scabrid on lateral veins and margins, abaxially glabrous, base attenuate, apex apiculate; lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, straight; stipules submembranous, tomentulose outside, with glandular appendages inside, long triangular on lower portion, shortly triangular on upper portion, glandular acuminate upward, sometimes with 1 or 2 glandular teeth, with 2 veins confluent at apex, uppermost stipules short and broad, abruptly acuminate, without veins. Flowers often 3 terminal on short branches, with short pedicels or longer at each side, or 1-3 flowers axillary in axils of leaves at nodes; bracteoles ovate, 2.8-3 mm, free almost to base, midrib nearly brownish, shortly hairy, other portions subglabrous, margins imbricate, ciliate, apex acuminate, with apiculus almost as long as calyx or shorter. Calyx 3-3.2 mm; lobes 5, triangular, usually ± scattered pilose, ciliate. Corolla tube funnelform, ca. 11 mm, slightly curved, glabrous or puberulent outside, long villous inside, glabrous near base; lobes ovate-orbicular, ca. 2 mm, glabrous outside. Stamens 5 in short-styled flowers, inserted in throat of corolla tube; anthers linear, ± semi-exserted, covered with glandular long soft hairs inside. Style 5-lobed, included, glabrous. Fruit ovoid, ca. 4 mm; seed aril conspicuously free from testa. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Oct.

● Thickets; 1500-2500 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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