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2. Oreocharis auricula (S. Moore) C. B. Clarke in A. de Candolle & C. de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 64. 1883.

长瓣马铃苣苔 chang ban ma ling ju tai

Petiole to 7 cm, brown woolly; leaf blade sometimes slightly falcate, narrowly to broadly elliptic to ovate or obovate, 2-12 X 1-5 cm, adaxially woolly or sericeous to glabrescent or sparsely hirsute, abaxially pale brown woolly to glabrescent, densely brown woolly along veins, base sometimes oblique, cuneate to cordate, margin serrate to subentire, serrulate to crenulate, or crenate-dentate, apex rounded to short acuminate; lateral veins 7-10 on each side of midrib, distinct. Cymes 4-11-flowered; peduncle 6-15 cm, sparsely brownish woolly or pubescent; bracts 2, linear to narrowly ovate, 3-10 X 0.8-2 mm, brown woolly or pubescent, margin entire. Pedicel 0.5-2.5 cm. Calyx segments narrowly triangular to lanceolate or narrowly ovate, 2.5-6 mm, margin entire. Corolla purple, 1.6-2.8 cm, outside sparsely pubescent; tube cylindric, narrowed at mouth, 1-1.5 cm X 3-6 mm; limb 2-lipped; adaxial lip 2-sect from base to 2-lobed from middle, all lobes 4-10 X 1.5-4 mm. Stamens adnate to corolla 2-6 mm above base, 7-10 mm; filaments slender, glabrous; anthers broadly oblong, 2-loculed, dehiscing longitudinally, connective glabrous; staminode 1, 3-3.5 mm. Disc 1.6-2 mm, subentire. Pistil 0.8-1.3 cm, glabrous. Stigma 1, disc-shaped. Capsule 2.4-4.5 cm. Fl. May-Sep, fr. Aug-Nov.

* Shady and damp rocks by streams, in valleys, or under forests on slopes; 200-1800 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan (Xiushan Xian).

1 Leaf blade adaxially woolly to glabrescent, margin serrate to subentire; peduncle sparsely brownish woolly; bracts narrowly ovate to narrowly lanceolate, 3-10 X 1-2 mm, brown woolly, calyx segments narrowly triangular to lanceolate, 3-6 mm, outside densely brownish pubescent, apex acuminate   2a var. auricula
+ Leaf blade adaxially sparsely hirsute, margin crenate-dentate; peduncle pubescent; bracts linear, 3-4 X ca. 0.8 mm, pubescent; calyx segments narrowly ovate, 2.5-3 mm, outside sparsely puberulent, apex obtuse to rounded   2b var. denticulata

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