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Mitreola pedicellata (Gmel.) Benth.


Description from Flora of China

Cynoctonum pedicellatum (Bentham) Robinson; Mitreola bodinieri (H. Léveillé) H. Léveillé; M. darrisii (H. Léveillé) H. Léveillé; Omphalodes bodinieri H. Léveillé; Ophiorrhiza darrisii H. Léveillé; O. marchandii H. Léveillé; Parophiorrhiza khasiana C. B. Clarke; Trigonotis bodinieri (H. Léveillé) H. Léveillé.

Perennials to 60 cm tall but usually less, glabrous except sometimes for abaxial surface of young leaves, petioles, and mouth of corollas. Stems creeping. Branchlets 4-angled when young, becoming terete. Interpetiolar stipules reduced to a narrow rim, often with a few small slender lobes on each side. Petiole 1--2 cm; leaf blade lanceolate to oblanceolate, sometimes slightly oblong, 5--15 X 2--5 cm, membranous to papery, base cuneate, apex acuminate to obtuse, lateral veins 8--10 pairs. Cymes terminal or axillary, 3-branched, many-flowered; peduncle 3--7 cm; bracts and bracteoles narrowly elliptic, ca. 1 mm. Pedicel 1--3 mm. Calyx lobes narrowly ovate, ca. 1 X 0.5 mm. Corolla white, urceolate, tube ca. 1.5 mm; lobes ovate, ca. 0.5 mm. Stamens inserted near corolla mouth. Ovary subglobose, smooth. Styles ca. 0.5 mm, free to base; stigma capitate. Capsules subglobose, 2--2.5 mm in diam., apex horned straight and divergent. Seeds brownish, glabrous, tuberculate. Fl. Mar-May.

Open woodlands in mountains; 400--2100 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan [Bhutan, India].


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