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Isometrum giraldii (Diels) Burtt


Description from Flora of China

Didissandra giraldii Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 36(Beibl. 82): 98. 1905.

Petiole to 2 cm, densely rust-brown villous; leaf blade oblong ovate, 3-5.5 X 2-3 cm, gray appressed pubescent and rust-brown villous, abaxially densely rust-brown villous along veins, base narrowly cuneate to subtruncate, margin coarsely dentate-serrate to lobulate, apex acute to rounded; lateral veins 4 or 5 on each side of midrib, abaxially prominent. Peduncle 6-15 cm, glandular pubescent and rust-brown villous; bracts 4-7 mm, brown villous, margin entire. Pedicel 1-3 cm. Calyx segments narrowly triangular to lanceolate, 4-6 mm, margin entire. Corolla purple-red to deep pink, 1.6-2 cm, outside glandular puberulent to pubescent; tube narrowly campanulate, 7-9 X 4-5 mm; all lobes oblong, subequal, 4-6 X 3-4 mm. Stamens 3-4 mm; filaments glabrous; anthers coherent in pairs, thecae not confluent; staminode ca. 0.4 mm. Pistil 3-10 mm, pubescent; ovary 2-8 mm. Capsule 1.5-2.5 cm. Fl. Jul.

* Rocks near roads; ca. 1100 m. S Shaanxi.


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