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Mazus longipes Bonati


Description from Flora of China

Perennials, less than 10 cm tall, glabrous. Primary root short; fibrous roots numerous, tufted. Stolons internodes to 5 cm. Basal leaves rosulate; petiole 1-4 cm, narrowly winged; leaf blade obovate, 1-4 cm, fleshy, base obtuse and tapering, margin entire or sinuate-toothed. Leaves on stolons opposite; petiole as long as or longer than leaf blade; leaf blade suborbicular, slightly smaller than basal leaves. Flowering stems short, erect. Racemes 3-6-flowered; bracts lanceolate, 5-12 mm. Pedicel 1-4 cm. Calyx campanulate, 4-10 mm; lobes ovate-lanceolate, ca. 2/5 of calyx length, apex acute. Corolla white or light purple, 1.2-1.8 cm; lower lip lobes suborbicular, middle lobe slightly longer and narrower than lateral lobes; upper lip lobes linear-triangular or semi-orbicular, and apex obtuse. Ovary glabrous. Capsule ovoid. Fl. Mar-May.

* Dry fields, trailsides, grassland; ca. 2100 m. Guizhou, Yunnan.


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