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Chirita fangii

Description from Flora of China

Perennials, stemless. Rhizome internodes inconspicuous. Leaves basal, opposite; petiole 1.2-3.8 cm X 1-1.5 mm; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 2.8-4 X 1.6-2.4 cm, thin papery, puberulent, eglandular, base cuneate to rounded, margin denticulate, apex acute; lateral veins ca. 3 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes 1- or 2-flowered; peduncle 3-5 cm, puberulent; bracts 2, free, linear to lanceolate, 2-5 X 0.5-1 mm, puberulent, margin entire, apex acute. Pedicel 4-9 mm, puberulent. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments equal, lanceolate-linear, 6-7 X ca. 1.4 mm, outside puberulent, inside sparsely puberulent near apex, margin entire, apex attenuate. Corolla purple, ca. 2.8 cm, outside puberulent, inside puberulent on limb and below stamens; tube cylindric, ca. 2.3 cm X 7 mm; adaxial lip ca. 3.5 mm; abaxial lip ca. 7 mm. Filaments ca. 1.3 cm, glabrous; anthers fused by entire adaxial surfaces, ca. 3 mm, puberulent; staminodes 3, central ca. 0.2 mm, laterals 0.3-0.4 mm. Pistil ca. 2 cm, puberulent; ovary ca. 7 mm. Stigma narrowly oblong, ca. 2.5 mm, emarginate. Fruit and seeds unknown. Fl. Jun.

After publication of the family treatment for the Flora of China, this was treated as Primulina fangii (W. T. Wang) Mich. Möller & A. Weber (Taxon 60: 782. 2011).

* Rocks in montane regions. E Sichuan (Kai Xian).


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