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

桂北螺序草 gui bei luo xu cao

Herbs, 20 cm or taller, presumably perennial, sometimes subacaulescent with leaves grouped at base; stems glabrous. Petiole 1-4 cm, glabrous, reddish brown when dry; leaf blade drying papery, broadly obovate, 5-11 × 3-4.5 cm, both surfaces glabrous, base obtuse then decurrent, apex acute, obtuse, or rounded; secondary veins 7-9 pairs; stipules long triangular, glabrous, acuminate. Inflorescences cymose, many branched, many flowered, glabrous; peduncles slender, 7-10 cm; pedicels short. Calyx purple, glabrous; hypanthium portion ca. 0.5 mm; lobes triangular-ovate, ca. 1 mm. Corolla white becoming orange when dry, tubular-funnelform, outside glabrous; tube ca. 5 mm; lobes lanceolate-oblong, 2-2.5 mm. Capsules ovoid-globose, ca. 3 mm, valves 4. Fl. and fr. Apr-Jun.

● Shady places at streamsides. Guangxi.


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