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3. Isodon brevifolius (Handel-Mazzetti) H. W. Li, J. Arnold Arbor. 69: 296. 1988.

短叶香茶菜 duan ye xiang cha cai

Description from Flora of China

Plectranthus brevifolius Handel-Mazzetti, Acta Horti Gothob. 13: 368. 1939.

Shrubs. Stems erect, to 1 m tall, much branched, densely appressed, flaccid dull yellow velutinous at apex. Petioles of stem leaves 1.5-2.5 cm; leaf blade triangular-ovate, 1-2.5 × 1-2.5 cm, papery, strongly corrugate, minutely hispid, abaxially densely yellowish or white glandular, base cuneate, margin serrulate above base, apex acute to slightly obtuse, lateral veins ca. 3-paired. Panicles (2-)3-7 cm; cymes 3-5-flowered, pedunculate; floral leaves ovate, 0.7-1.5 × 0.7-1.5 mm. Calyx campanulate ca. 1.5 mm, densely villous; teeth 5, narrowly triangular, 1/2 as long as calyx, apex acute. Corolla white, to 7 mm, puberulent outside, tube ca. 3.5 mm. Nutlets unknown. Fl. Oct.

* Stony slopes; ca. 2000 m. Yunnan.


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