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Lysimachia lychnoides Chen et C. M. Hu


Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, to 20 cm tall. Stems many, terete, rigid, simple or with few branches, sparsely pilose. Leaves opposite, sessile, upper 2 pairs crowded, forming a whorl, lanceolate, 20--35 X 4--8 mm, abaxially strigillose on midvein, otherwise glabrescent, adaxially densely bristly, tapering toward dilated, auriculate, semi-clasping base, apex acuminate; veins 4 or 5 pairs. Inflorescences terminal, capitate, 4--8-flowered; bracts ovate, ca. as long as calyx. Pedicel 1--3 mm, densely pubescent. Calyx lobes subulate, ca. 8 mm, pubescent near apex and on midvein. Corolla yellow; tube ca. 3.5 mm; lobes elliptic, 7--8 X 3.5--4 mm, densely red glandular punctate on upper 1/2, apex obtuse. Filaments connate basally into a ca. 3 mm high tube, free parts 2--4 mm; anthers dorsifixed, opening by lateral slits, ca. 1.5 mm. Ovary ovoid; style ca. 7 mm. Capsule unknown. Fl. Jun.

* On limestone rocks, woodland margins; ca. 800 m. E Guizhou (Kaili Xian).


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