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Staurogyne sinica

Description from Flora of China

Titanotrichum parviflorum X. B. Ye & W. T. Lin.

Herbs, annual. Stems very short, densely pubescent. Leaves in a basal rosette; petiole 0.5-3 cm; leaf blade ovate-oblong, 4-9 × 1-4.5 cm, papery, abaxially pale green and villous along veins, adaxially green and villous, secondary veins 5-7 on each side of midvein, base rounded to broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex rounded. Racemes terminal or axillary, 3-12 cm; peduncle hispid; bracts linear-spatulate, 3-4 mm, pubescent on both surfaces, 3-veined, apex rounded; bracteoles similar to bracts. Pedicel 4-5 mm, hispid. Calyx 6-9 mm, outside villous; lobes linear-lanceolate, unequal, anterior and posterior ones 6-8 mm and lateral ones 5-7 mm, 3-veined. Corolla whitish purple, tubular-campanulate, ca. 2 cm; tube basally cylindric for ca. 8 mm; lobes oblong, 1.8-2.5 × 1.5-2 mm, slightly unequal, apex rounded. Stamens with longer pair ca. 7 mm and shorter pair ca. 6 mm; filaments glabrous; anther thecae ca. 1.8 mm; staminode ca. 1 mm. Ovary ellipsoid, ca. 1.8 mm, glabrous; style ca. 8 mm, glabrous. Capsule oblong-ovoid, ca. 6 mm, glabrous. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Aug.

● Dense forests; 500-1200 m. Guangdong, Hainan.


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