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Chirita lungzhouensis W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 4-6 cm X 5-8 mm; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 8-18 X 4.5-10 cm, herbaceous, sparsely appressed puberulent, more densely so on margin and veins, eglandular, base oblique, broadly cuneate to rounded, margin dentate or denticulate to serrate, apex acute; lateral veins 4 or 5 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes 5-7-flowered; peduncle 14-19 cm, puberulent; bracts 2, free, ovate, 2.5-3.8 X 2.2-2.8 cm, puberulent, margin denticulate, apex acute. Pedicel 6-11 mm, densely glandular puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, lanceolate, 7-8.5 X 1.2-2 mm, outside puberulent apically, inside densely puberulent and glandular puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla ca. 4.8 cm [color unknown, probably purple], outside sparsely puberulent and glandular puberulent, inside puberulent below adaxial lip and stamens; tube funnelform, ca. 3 X 1.4 cm; adaxial lip ca. 7 mm; abaxial lip ca. 1.6 cm. Filaments ca. 1.1 cm, sparsely glandular puberulent; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 4.5 mm, puberulent; staminodes 3, central ca. 1 mm, laterals 4-9 mm. Pistil ca. 3 cm, densely puberulent; ovary ca. 1.4 cm. Stigma cuneate, ca. 3.5 mm, 2-lobed. Immature capsule, ca. 3 cm. Fl. Apr-May.

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Primulina lungzhouensis (W. T. Wang) Mich. Möller & A. Weber (Taxon 60: 783. 2011).

* Rocks in forested valleys among limestone hills. SW Guangxi (Longzhou Xian).


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