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Didissandra begoniifolia Levl.


Description from Flora of China

Chirita chlamydata W. W. Smith; Loxostigma begoniifolium (H. Léveillé) J. Anthony.

Herbs. Stems to 1.7 m, densely villous and puberulent. Leaves mostly spread along stem, equal to unequal in a pair; petiole 0.6-6.5 cm; leaf blade ovate, rarely obovate, 6-23 X 2.5-11.5 cm, densely villous to pubescent, base oblique, narrowly cuneate to cordate, margin serrate to subentire, apex acuminate. Cymes 5-10-flowered; peduncle 3-10(-12) cm, villous; bracts 2, deciduous, broadly ovate to orbicular, 1.5-2.5 X 1.5-3 cm, margin irregularly dentate to subentire. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments lanceolate to narrowly oblong, 0.7-1.5 cm X ca. 1-2 mm. Corolla pale-purple or rusty lilac to purple, 3-6 cm; tube 2.5-4 cm; adaxial lip 5-8 mm; abaxial lip 0.9-2 cm. Adaxial stamens 8-10 mm, abaxial ones ca. 1.5 cm; anther thecae confluent; staminode absent. Pistil 3.2-3.6 cm; ovary pubescent. Style ca. 1 cm, glandular puberulent; stigmas oblong, 1-2.4 mm. Capsule (3-)6.5-7.5 cm. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Sep-Oct.

* Crevices of rocks under thickets on slopes; 1200-2100 m. W Guangxi, Guizhou, W Hubei, SE Yunnan.


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