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76. Chirita hochiensis C. C. Huang & X. X. Chen, Bot. J. South China. 1: 14. 1992.

河池唇柱苣苔 he chi chun zhu ju tai

Description from Flora of China

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal; petiole 1-3.5 cm X ca. 3 mm; leaf blade ovate to ovate-elliptic, 2-5.5 X 1.3-3.5 cm, papery, densely appressed puberulent, eglandular, base cuneate to rounded, margin nearly entire, apex rounded to obtuse; lateral veins 3 or 4 on each side of midrib, conspicuous. Cymes 1-4-flowered; peduncle 4-7 cm, glandular puberulent; bracts 2, free, linear-lanceolate, 3-4 X ca. 1.2 mm, glandular puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Pedicel 0.7-2.3 cm, glandular puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, lanceolate-linear to subulate, 4-7 X 0.5-0.8 mm, outside densely pubescent, margin entire, apex acute. Corolla purple, 2-3 cm, outside glandular puberulent, inside glabrous; tube funnelform, 1.3-1.8 cm X ca. 6 mm; adaxial lip 3-5 mm; abaxial lip 4-7 mm. Filaments 5-6 mm, glandular pilose; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 3 mm, abaxially villous; staminodes 2, ca. 1.5 mm. Pistil 1.5-2 cm; ovary 5-9 mm, densely puberulent and glandular puberulent or glandular pilose. Stigma ligulate, ca. 1 mm, emarginate at apex. Capsule erect, 1.5-2 cm. Fl. and fr. Oct.

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Primulina hochiensis (C. C. Huang & X. X. Chen) Mich. Möller & A. Weber (Taxon 60: 782. 2011).

* Limestone hills; ca. 600 m. Guangxi (Hechi Xian).


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