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Aeschynanthus planipetiolatus H. W. Li


Description from Flora of China

Stems ca. 30 cm, glabrous. Leaves opposite; petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade narrowly to broadly ovate or elliptic-oblong, 4-6.5 X 2-3.4 cm, thick leathery, glabrous, adaxially drying smooth, abaxially impressed punctate, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate to abruptly acuminate; lateral veins indistinct. Cymes axillary, 1-flowered; peduncle absent; bracts deciduous. Pedicel ca. 8 mm, glabrous. Calyx green, 5-sect from base; segments lanceolate-linear, ca. 5 X 1 mm, outside glabrous. Corolla red, 2.3-2.7 cm, glabrous, inside sparsely glandular near mouth, without tufts of hairs, mouth not oblique; limb indistinctly 2-lipped, lips nearly equal, ca. 3 mm. Stamens exserted; filaments 2-2.2 cm; anthers coherent in pairs at apex, ca. 2 mm; staminode ca. 1.5 mm. Pistil ca. 3.2 cm; ovary glabrous. Style ca. 1.5 cm, glandular puberulent. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Sep.

* On trees on hills along roadsides; ca. 1600 m. S Yunnan (Menghai Xian).


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