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12. Briggsia latisepala W. Y. Chun ex K. Y. Pan, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 26: 454. 1988.

宽萼粗筒苣苔 kuan e cu tong ju tai

Plants stemless. Petiole 1-5 cm, densely rust-brown woolly; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly ovate, 4.5-6 X 2-3.5 cm, adaxially brownish appressed puberulent, abaxially pubescent, rust-brown woolly along veins, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin crenate-serrate to dentate, apex rounded; lateral veins ca. 4 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Cymes 1- or 2-flowered; peduncle 9.5-18 cm, rust-brown woolly; bracts 2, oblong, ca. 7 X 2 mm, outside rust-brown woolly, inside glabrous, margin entire. Calyx segments broadly ovate, 8-10 X 4-5 mm, outside rust-brown woolly only on midvein, margin entire, veins indistinct. Corolla purple, not spotted, ca. 4 cm, outside pubescent, inside glabrous; tube ca. 3 X 1-1.3 cm; adaxial lip ca. 6.6 mm, lobes orbicular, ca. 3 X 5 mm, apex rounded; abaxial lip ca. 1 cm, lobes ovate to obovate, 7-8 X 6-8 mm, apex rounded. Adaxial stamens adnate to corolla ca. 8 mm above base, ca. 1.4 cm, abaxial ones adnate to corolla ca. 5 mm above base, ca. 2 cm; filaments glabrous; anthers reniform, thecae not confluent; staminode ca. 0.9 mm. Pistil ca. 2 cm, glabrous. Style 3.5-4 mm. Fruit unknown. Fl. Sep.

* Shady slopes. Zhejiang (Yunhe Xian).


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