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Rungia yunnanensis

Description from Flora of China

Herbs. Stems stout, subterete, sulcate, bifariously retrorsely pubescent. Petiole 1.5-2 cm, pubescent; leaf blade ovate, 6-10 × 2.5-3.5 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 10-12 on each side of midvein and netted near margin, base attenuate and slightly decurrent onto petiole, margin entire, apex acuminate. Spikes terminal or axillary, to 8 cm, 1-sided; bracts 4-ranked; sterile bracts ovate, 10-12 × 5-6 mm, hyaline margin broad, apex acuminate; bracts fertile, elliptic, ca. 9 × 3 mm, margin hyaline; bracteoles elliptic, ca. 6.5 × 3 mm. Calyx ca. 7 mm; lobes linear, slightly scabrid, apex acuminate. Corolla ca. 1 cm, outside pilose. Staminal filaments glabrous; anther thecae ovoid. Ovary hirsute; style glabrous. Capsule ca. 9 mm, tomentose. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Jan-Mar.

● Thickets, valleys, streamsides; 400-1000 m. Yunnan.


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