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Geniosporum coloratum (D. Don) O. Ktze.


Description from Flora of China

Plectranthus coloratus D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 116. 1825, non E. Meyer; Geniosporum strobiliferum Wallich.

Shrubs ca. 2 m. Stems erect, scaly puberulent. Petiole less than 1 cm; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 5-8 × 2-3 cm, scaly puberulent, base cuneate, margin serrate, apex acuminate. Bracts ovate, less than 1 cm. Calyx ca. 2 × 1 mm, pubescent, constricted at throat. Corolla white with purple spots, ca. 5 mm, sparsely pubescent, throat campanulate dilated, densely pubescent, tube ca. 4 mm, limb nearly 2 lipped; upper lip 4-lobed, middle 2 lobes somewhat smaller than outer lobes; lower lip narrowly lanceolate. Anterior stamens longer; filaments base slightly dilated, sparsely puberulent; anthers ovoid. Nutlets dark brown, ovoid, apex finely bristly. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Oct-Nov.

Shady valleys, thickets; 1100-1600 m. Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal].


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