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7. Spiradiclis cordata H. S. Lo & W. L. Sha, Acta Bot. Austro Sin. 1: 34. 1983.

心叶螺序草 xin ye luo xu cao

Herbs, fleshy, low, apparently perennial, acaulescent or stems short, densely hirsute. Leaves often clustered at base of plant; petiole 1-7 cm, densely villosulous to hirsute; blade drying papery, pale to green, elliptic-ovate to elliptic-oblong, 5-13 × 2-5.5 cm, adaxially sparsely hispidulous, abaxially hispidulous to villous with pubescence denser along veins, base cordate to cordulate, apex obtuse to rounded; secondary veins 15-19 pairs; stipules deciduous, hispidulous to villous, deeply 2-lobed, lobes linear, 4-8 mm. Inflorescences cymose to paniculate, puberulent to strigillose; peduncles 6-16 cm; principal axes 4-9, 1-3 cm, mostly scorpioid; bracts linear or subulate, ca. 2 mm. Flowers subsessile. Calyx densely puberulent to pilosulous; hypanthium portion obconic, 0.5-0.8 mm; lobes triangular, ca. 0.8 mm. Corolla white, tubular-funnelform, outside puberulent to glabrescent; tube ca. 5 mm, villous above middle inside; lobes subtriangular, ca. 1 mm. Capsules brown, subglobose, ca. 1.8 mm in diam., valves 4, flat. Fl. Aug, fr. Aug-Nov.

● Rocks at roadsides; ca. 400 m. Guangxi.


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