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6. Gleadovia Gamble & Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 69: 488. 1901.

藨寄生属 biao ji sheng shu

Herbs. Stems unbranched. Inflorescences subcapitate or subcorymbose, 3- to several flowered; bract 1; bractlets 2. Calyx tubular or tubular-campanulate, apex 5-lobed. Corolla rose-red or purple, rarely white, bilabiate. Stamens 4, included; anthers 2-celled, both cells fertile, connective broad, apex conical. Ovary 1-locular, parietal placentas 2. Style slender; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule ovoid-globose. Seeds numerous; testa reticulate.

Two species: China, India; both species in China.

1 Flowers at stem apex; pedicel 1-2(-2.5) cm; bractlets oblong or spatulate, 1.4-2 cm X 4-8(-10) mm, borne at base or on lower part of pedicel; calyx tubular-campanulate, funnelform upward, 1.5-1.8 cm in diam.   1 Gleadovia ruborum
+ Flowers on upper part of stem; pedicel (2-)4-9 cm; bractlets linear or linear-lanceolate, 2-3 cm X 3-4 mm, borne on stem; calyx tubular, slightly enlarged upward, 1-1.2 cm in diam.   2 Gleadovia mupinense

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