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Briggsia longipes (Hemsl. ex Oliv.) Craib


Description from Flora of China

Didissandra longipes Hemsley ex Oliver, Hooker's Icon. Pl. 24: pl. 2379. 1895.

Plants stemless or stems to 6 cm tall, glabrous. Leaves basal or crowded; petiole (1-)3.2-9 cm, glabrous; leaf blade narrowly obovate to elliptic to broadly ovate, (3-)5-13.5 (-15.5) X (1.6-)3-7.2 cm, glabrous, base peltate or rounded to nearly cuneate, margin entire to shallowly serrate, apex obtuse to acute; lateral veins 4 or 5 on each side of midrib, abaxially slightly prominent. Cymes 1-5(-7)-flowered; peduncle (7-)14-23 cm, sparsely brownish villous, rarely glabrescent; bracts 2, linear to narrowly triangular, 2-4 X 0.5-1 mm, glabrous, margin entire. Calyx segments lanceolate to ovate or obovate, 8-11 X 2-5 mm, outside sparsely gray villous to glabrous, margin entire, veins indistinct. Corolla pale purple, inside often spotted, (3.3-)4-5 cm, outside puberulent, inside puberulent; tube 2.2-3.8 X 1.1-1.8 cm; adaxial lip 5-7 mm, lobes semiorbicular, 3-4 X ca. 7 mm, apex rounded; abaxial lip ca. 1 cm, lobes oblong to semiorbicular, ca. 6 X 4 mm, apex obtuse. Adaxial stamens adnate to corolla ca. 9 mm above base, ca. 8 mm, abaxial ones adnate to corolla ca. 8 mm above base, ca. 1.2 cm; filaments glabrous; anthers ovoid, thecae not confluent; staminode ca. 0.8 mm. Pistil ca. 3 cm; ovary pubescent. Style 0.7-2 cm, glabrous. Capsule 3.5-5.5 cm, glabrescent. Fl. Sep-Dec, fr. Dec, May.

* Forests on damp rocks and crevices of rocks; 1000-1800 m. Guangxi (Longlin Xian), SE Yunnan.


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