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Microula leiocarpa W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Stems suberect, branched from base, 2-3 cm tall, spreading bristly. Petiole 2-10 mm; leaf blade narrowly lanceolate to spatulate or narrowly oblong, 1-3.5 cm × 3-9 mm, strigose, base attenuate, apex acute to subobtuse. Inflorescences terminal, few flowered; bracts narrowly elliptic, 3-7 mm. Calyx ca. 1.5 mm, to 3 mm in fruit, parted nearly to base; lobes narrowly triangular, short strigose outside, densely hispid along margin. Corolla blue, glabrous; tube ca. 1.5 mm; appendages lunate, ca. 0.2 mm; limb ca. 1.6 mm wide; lobes orbicular-ovate. Nutlets ovoid, 1.5-1.8 × 1-1.2 mm, glabrous, slightly shiny, brown-black spotted; aperture narrowly oblong, 1-1.1 mm; attachment scar below middle of adaxial surface. Seeds ovate, ca. 1.2 × 1 mm. Fl. Aug-Sep.

* Moist shaded places in valleys; ca. 2700 m. Yunnan (Dêqên Xian).


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