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Physochlaina capitata A. M. Lu


Description from Flora of China

Plant 50-70 cm tall. Root to 3.5 cm in diam. Rhizomes terete, ca. 4 mm in diam. Stems glandular pubescent, mostly unbranched. Petiole 3-7 cm; leaf blade elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 4-8 × 2-4 cm, puberulent along veins abaxially, base truncate, broadly cuneate, or broadly cordate, margin entire, sinuate, or rarely with 1 or 2 pairs of coarse deltate teeth, apex acute or obtuse. Inflorescences terminal, few-flowered capitate clusters. Flowers subsessile. Calyx funnelform, ca. 6 mm; lobes deltate, half as long as tube, glandular pubescent abaxially, ciliate. Corolla yellow, pale purple on tube, funnelform, ca. 1.3 cm; lobes ovate-deltate, ca. 3 mm. Stamens inserted in middle of corolla tube, slightly exserted; anthers ovoid, ca. 1 mm. Style included. Fruiting pedicel 1-3 mm. Fruiting calyx campanulate, 1.3-1.6 × 1-1.2 cm, sparsely glandular pubescent, with 10 indistinct longitudinal ribs, persistent; lobes short deltate, equal, ca. 4 mm, spreading. Capsules globose, 5-6 mm in diam. Seeds orange-yellow, reniform, ca. 2.5 × 1.5 mm. Fl. Apr-May, fr. May-Jun.

* Grassy slopes, rock fissures. Xinjiang (Xinyuan Xian and Gongliu Xian).


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