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Trigonotis corispermoides

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, cespitose. Stems ascending to erect, much branched at base, to 40 cm tall, strigose. Basal and lower stem leaves usually withered at anthesis; petiole 1.5-5 cm; leaf blade oblong to elliptic, 1-1.5 cm × 4-6 mm, densely strigose, base cuneate to rounded, apex obtuse, mucronate; middle and upper stem leaves short petiolate or subsessile, oblong, smaller. Inflorescences basal; middle and lower parts with leaflike bracts. Pedicel obliquely spreading, 3-8 mm in fruit. Calyx 5-parted; lobes lanceolate, ca. 1 mm, to 2 mm in fruit, strigose. Corolla light red; tube ca. 1.5 mm, ca. 2 mm wide; throat appendages ca. 0.4 mm, apex retuse; limb 3.5-4 mm wide; lobes 5, obovate. Anthers elliptic, ca. 0.5 mm. Nutlets gray-brown, semiglobose-tetrahedral, ca. 1.3 mm, smooth, glabrous, shiny, adaxial bottom surface smaller than 2 lateral surfaces, abaxial surfaces ovate and convex, narrowly ribbed around margin, apex rounded, obtuse.

* Meadows, roadsides; ca. 2900 m. Sichuan, Yunnan


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