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17. Spiradiclis loana R. J. Wang, Novon. 12: 420. 2002.

献瑞螺序草 xian rui luo xu cao

Herbs, erect, to 15 cm tall, acaulescent with leaves crowded at base; stems pubescent. Petiole 1-4.5 cm, pubescent; leaf blade oblanceolate, elliptic, or obovate, 6-12 × 1.2-3 cm, adaxially pilose to hispid, abaxially glabrous and pubescent, base acute to cuneate, apex acute to obtuse; secondary veins ca. 10 pairs; stipules persistent, triangular to deeply 2-lobed, segments 5-10 mm, pubescent. Inflorescences cymose, many flowered, pubescent; peduncle 6-10 cm; bracts linear, ca. 1 mm. Flowers distylous, subsessile. Calyx with hypanthium portion obconic, ca. 1 mm; lobes triangular, ca. 1 mm, acute. Corolla white, tubular-funnelform, puberulent outside; tube 5-10 mm, inside with villous ring at middle and sparsely strigillose above; lobes triangular, 1-1.2 mm, acute. Capsules subglobose, ca. 2 mm in diam., valves 4. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Aug-Oct.

● Forests on limestone mountains; 200-300 m. Guangxi.


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