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4. Tylophora rockii M. G. Gilbert & P. T. Li in M. G. Gilbert, W. D. Stevens & P. T. Li, Novon. 5: 15. 1995.

山娃儿藤 shan wa er teng

Herbs erect, to 70 cm. Stems little branched, tending to twine at apex, uniformly puberulent. Petiole ca. 1.5 cm; leaf blade oblong-oblanceolate, to 9.5 × 4 cm, sparsely puberulent, uppermost and lowermost reduced, base cuneate to rounded, margin undulate, apex rounded-apiculate; lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs. Inflorescences extra-axillary from upper nodes, to 8 cm, mostly sessile with long first internode; cymules short, densely racemelike to umbel-like. Pedicel 1(-2) cm. Sepals linear-triangular, ca. 3 mm. Corolla purplish, stiffly rotate, 8-10 mm in diam.; lobes oblong, 5(-7) × 2.5-3 mm, densely puberulent inside, apex rounded. Corona lobes reaching base of anther appendages, acute. Gynostegium ca. 1.5 mm high; anther appendages broader than long. Stigma head broadly dome-shaped with light colored center. Fruit not seen.

* Forests; ca. 3300 m. Sichuan (Muti Konka).


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