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31. Spiradiclis spathulata X. X. Chen & C. C. Huang, Guihaia. 13: 3. 1993.

匙叶螺序草 chi ye luo xu cao

Herbs, low, erect, perhaps perennial, usually reduced or acaulescent with leaves clustered at base. Petiole 5-8 mm; leaf blade drying papery, adaxially olive-green, abaxially pale, spatulate or obovate-oblanceolate, 8-13 × 2-4.5 cm, adaxially sparsely pubescent, abaxially densely pubescent at least along principal veins, base acute to cuneate and usually decurrent, apex obtuse to rounded; secondary veins 15-25 pairs; stipules lanceolate-linear or linear, 7-9 mm, densely villosulous. Inflorescences cymose, 10- to many flowered, pubescent; peduncle 7-12 cm; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, 3-4 mm; pedicels 2-3 mm. Calyx pubescent; hypanthium obconic, 1.5-2 mm; limb deeply lobed; lobes narrowly lanceolate, 1-1.3 mm. Corolla purplish red, slenderly salverform, puberulent outside; tube 15-25 mm, inside with villous ring at middle; lobes subovate, 4-6 mm. Capsules unknown. Fl. May.

● On rocks in shady places. Guangxi (Ningming).


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