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Colquhounia Wall.

火把花属

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs erect or ascending. Stems and branches terete. Leaves petiolate, with simple or stellate hairs, margin serrate or crenate. Inflorescences pedunculate to subsessile; verticillasters few flowered, in spikes or capitula; bracteoles minute, linear. Pedicel short to obsolete. Calyx tubular-campanulate, 10-veined, glabrous at throat; teeth 5, subequal. Corolla yellow to purple, sometimes spotted, 2-lipped; tube exserted, curved, dilated at throat, not hairy annulate inside; upper lip straight; lower lip ± patent, slightly unequally 3-lobed, middle lobe sometimes emarginate. Stamens 4, reaching upper lip of corolla, anterior 2 longer; filaments slightly hairy; anthers ellipsoid, cells 2, divaricate, apex confluent. Ovary glabrous. Style apex unequally 2-cleft. Nutlets oblong to oblanceolate, flattened dorsiventrally, swollen on 1 side, apex membranous winged.

About six species: Bhutan, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam; five species in China.

Lower Taxon


 

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