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Chirita brassicoides W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 1.5-6 cm X 3-5 mm; leaf blade broadly elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 7-15.5 X 5-14 cm, herbaceous, densely appressed puberulent, eglandular, base oblique, cordate to broadly cuneate on 1 side and cordate on other, margin irregularly crenate-dentate, apex acute to obtuse; lateral veins 6 or 7 on each side of midrib, conspicuous. Cymes ca. 6-flowered; peduncle ca. 17 cm, puberulent; bracts 2, free, linear to lanceolate-linear, 1-1.5 cm X ca. 2 mm, puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Pedicel to 3 cm, densely spreading puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, linear-lanceolate, ca. 10 X 1.2 mm, puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla purplish, ca. 2.8 cm, outside puberulent, inside sparsely puberulent below stamens; tube nearly tubular, ca. 1.7 X 0.8 cm; adaxial lip ca. 5 mm; abaxial lip ca. 1 cm. Filaments ca. 9 mm, glabrous; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 2.8 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, ca. 2.6 mm. Pistil ca. 1.4 cm, puberulent; ovary ca. 7 mm. Stigma ligulate, ca. 1.5 mm, undivided. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Jun.

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Primulina brassicoides (W. T. Wang) Mich. Möller & A. Weber (Taxon 60: 781. 2011).

* Rocks on limestone hills. SW Guangxi (Longzhou Xian).


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