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Mimulus szechuanensis Pai


Description from Flora of China

Mimulus szechuanensis var. glandulosa Pai.

Perennials, to 60 cm tall, erect. Rhizomes long, rooting from nodes. Stems quadrangular, glabrous or sometimes villous, narrowly 4-winged, often branched. Petiole ca. 1.5 cm; leaf blade ovate, 2-6 X 1-3 cm, base cuneate, margin sparsely toothed, apex acute. Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils. Pedicel 1-5 cm. Bracteoles absent. Calyx tubular, 1-1.5 cm, ca. 2 cm in fruit, pubescent, narrowly winged, apex oblique; lobes spinelike, upper lobe largest. Corolla yellow; tube ca. 2 cm, slightly longer than calyx; throat with a purple patch; lower lip as long as upper lip. Capsule narrowly ellipsoid, 1-1.5 cm, somewhat compressed, included in persistent calyx. Seeds brown, ovoid; seed coat reticulate. Fl. Jun-Aug.

The combination Erythranthe szechuanensis (Y. Y. Pai) G. L. Nesom (Phytoneuron. 2012-39: 40. 2012) appeared after publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China.

* Moist places in forests, along streams; 1300-2800 m. Gansu, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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