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Chirita pseudoeburnea D. Fang et W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 1.5-4.5 cm X 3-7 mm; leaf blade narrowly ovate to elliptic, 2.5-11 X 1.2-4.4 cm, leathery, appressed puberulent, eglandular, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acute; lateral veins ca. 3 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes ca. 5-flowered; peduncle 10-19 cm, densely appressed puberulent; bracts 2, free, lanceolate, 1.5-1.8 cm X 5-7 mm, pubescent, margin entire, apex acute. Pedicel 1-5 cm, densely glandular puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, lanceolate, ca. 11 X 1.2 mm, outside densely glandular puberulent, inside densely puberulent, margin entire, apex attenuate. Corolla purple, ca. 3 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside with short, yellow hairs below stamens and in 4 longitudinal lines; tube narrowly funnelform, ca. 2 X 0.8 cm; adaxial lip ca. 6 mm; abaxial lip ca. 1 cm. Filaments ca. 6 mm, puberulent; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous; staminodes 2, ca. 3 mm. Pistil ca. 9 mm, glandular puberulent; ovary ca. 1.5 cm. Stigma cuneate, ca. 2.5 mm, 2-lobed. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. May-Jun.

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Primulina pseudoeburnea (D. Fang & W. T. Wang) Mich. Möller & A. Weber (Taxon 60: 784. 2011).

* Limestone hills. W Guangxi (Tiandong Xian).


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