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Scrophularia nankinensis Tsoong


Description from Flora of China

Annuals, to 50 cm tall, simple or occasionally branched. Roots filiform or primary root poorly developed. Stems basally woody. Leaves opposite, alternate upward; petiole ca. 6 mm; leaf blade ovate to rhomboid-ovate, base broadly cuneate to subcordate, margin irregularly and coarsely few serrate. Cymes axillary, 1-flowered, rarely 2- or 3-flowered below. Pedicel to 1.5 cm, sparsely glandular hairy. Calyx ca. 3 mm; lobes ovate-lanceolate to narrowly ovate, apex acute. Corolla red, ca. 6.5 mm; lower lip lobes similar to each other; upper lip slightly longer than lower lip, lobes broadly rounded and with overlapping margins. Stamens as long as lower lip; staminode rounded. Ovary ovoid. Style ca. 2.5 mm, slightly shorter than ovary. Fruit unknown. Fl. Apr-May.

* Low elevations. Jiangsu (Nanjing Shi).


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