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11. Spiradiclis ferruginea D. Fang & D. H. Qin, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 13: 334. 1993.

锈茎螺序草 xiu jing luo xu cao

Herbs, prostrate to ascending, 3-20 cm tall, presumably perennial; stems densely ferruginous pubescent. Petiole 0.5-5 cm, densely ferruginous pubescent; leaf blade drying papery, ovate, ovate-elliptic, or rarely elliptic, 3-12 × 1.5-5 cm and slightly anisophyllous, both surfaces densely pubescent, base rounded and sometimes inequilateral, apex acuminate or obtuse; secondary veins 8-15 pairs; stipules ovate-lanceolate, 8-10 mm, sparsely pubescent, ciliate. Inflorescence cymose, 7-10-flowered, densely pubescent; peduncle 3-6 cm; bracteoles lanceolate-linear, 5-7 mm; pedicels 1-7 mm. Flowers distylous, pedicellate. Calyx pubescent; hypanthium portion turbinate, ca. 1 mm; lobes narrowly lanceolate, unequal, one lobe ca. 5 mm, others ca. 4 mm, ciliate, with a gland in each sinus. Corolla pale purplish red, tubular-funnelform, outside and inside pubescent; tube ca. 16 mm; lobes ovate-triangular, ca. 3 mm. Capsules unknown. Fl. Mar.

● On calcareous rocks in forests; ca. 1200 m. Guangxi (Napo).


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