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10. Paraboea paramartinii Z. R. Xu & B. L. Burtt, Edinburgh J. Bot. 48: 10. 1991.

思茅蛛毛苣苔 si mao zhu mao ju tai

Description from Flora of China

Subshrubs or herbs. Stems to 20 cm, pannose to woolly, glabrescent. Leaves opposite, mostly crowded near stem apex, some basal; petiole 2-13 cm; leaf blade ovate to oblong or elliptic, 10-26 X 6-12 cm, papery, adaxially glabrous to pubescent, abaxially puberulent to pannose, pannose-woolly along veins, base often oblique, broadly cuneate to subcordate, margin crenate-serrate, apex obtuse; lateral veins 10-15 on each side of midrib. Cymes axillary, near branch apices, flowers unknown; fruiting peduncle 3-4 cm, glabrescent; bracts 2 at apex of peduncle, another pair at first branch, lanceolate to ovate, 1.1-3 cm X 4-8 mm, outside pannose. Pedicel 0.4-2 cm. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments narrowly oblong, 2.5-3 X 0.5-1 mm, outside sparsely glandular puberulent, glabrescent. Capsule spirally twisted, 2-3.5 cm, glabrous. Fr. Oct.

Limestone cliffs in forests; ca. 1500 m. Yunnan (Simao Xian) [Thailand].


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