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5. Rhynchotechum vestitum Wallich ex C. B. Clarke, Commelyn. Cyrtandr. Bengal. 132. 1874.

毛线柱苣苔 mao xian zhu ju tai

Stems (0.2-)1-2 m, basally glabrescent, creamy yellow hirsute. Leaves opposite; petiole (1-)2-4.5(-6.5) cm, densely spreading yellowish hirsute; leaf blade ovate to elliptic or obovate, 13-28.5 X 5.4-12 cm, sericeous to hirsute, persistent, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin denticulate, apex acuminate to abruptly acuminate. Cymes (3-)5-15-flowered; peduncle 0.8-1.5(-2.4) cm, densely spreading yellowish hirsute; bracts 4-7 mm. Pedicel 4-13 mm. Calyx segments narrowly triangular to narrowly lanceolate, 4-5 mm, outside spreading hirsute, inside spreading hirsute near apex. Corolla reddish, ca. 6 mm; tube 1.5-2 mm; adaxial lip ca. 2.5 mm; abaxial lip ca. 4 mm. Stamens adnate to corolla near base, ca. 1.6 mm; staminode ca. 0.3 mm. Pistil ca. 5.5 mm, glandular; ovary ca. 1 mm. Berry white, 3-5 mm, glabrescent. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Oct-Nov.

Forests, shaded streamsides in valleys; 800-1300 m. W Guangxi, NE Xizang (Mêdog Xian), S Yunnan [Bhutan, Sikkim].


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