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4. Coleus carnosifolius (Hemsley) Dunn, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 8: 158. 1913.

肉叶鞘蕊花 rou ye qiao rui hua

Plectranthus carnosifolius Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 270. 1890.

Herbs perennial, succulent. Stems rather robust, erect, ca. 30 cm, much branched, pubescent, subglabrescent, brownish. Petiole shorter than to as long as blade, ± winged; leaf blade succulent, broadly ovate to subcircular, 1.2-3.5 cm wide, sparsely hairy, red brown glandular, base truncate to rounded rarely cuneate, margin remotely crenate to undulate-crenate, apex obtuse to rounded, purplish. Panicles terminal, to 18 cm, densely puberulent; verticillasters many flowered, 3-4 cm in diam. in fruit, short pedunculate; bracts ± deciduous, obovate, ca. 4 × 3 mm, acute. Pedicel 3-6 mm. Calyx ovoid-campanulate, ca. 2.5 mm, densely glandular puberulent, red-brown glandular, glabrous inside; teeth subequal, oblong-lanceolate, apex acuminate, posterior 1 triangular-ovate reflexed in fruit; fruiting calyx tubular-campanulate, conspicuously declinate, slightly curved. Corolla purplish, puberulent, ca. 1.2 cm; tube abruptly recurved beyond calyx, throat to 2.5 mm wide; filaments ± connate at base. Nutlets dark brown or black, ovoid-globose. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Oct-Nov.

* Rocks, forests, mountainous rocky areas. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan.


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