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35. Spiradiclis xizangensis H. S. Lo, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 6(4): 43. 1986.

西藏螺序草 xi zang luo xu cao

Herbs, perhaps perennial, procumbent near base, ascending in upper parts; stems densely pubescent, drying purplish brown. Petiole 1-2 cm, densely pubescent; leaf blade drying thinly papery, leaden gray with veins dark purple abaxially, ovate, 3.5-6 × 1.5-3.2 cm, adaxially glabrescent except pubescent along midrib, abaxially pubescent along principal veins, base obtuse or subrounded, apex acute or slightly obtuse; secondary veins ca. 7 pairs; stipules sublanceolate, 2-2.5 mm, subglabrous, often reflexed. Inflorescence cymose, 4-6-flowered; peduncle ca. 1 cm; bracteoles linear-lanceolate, ca. 7 mm; pedicels 2-5 mm. Calyx densely pubescent; hypanthium portion subellipsoid, ca. 1.8 mm; lobes narrowly lanceolate, unequal, larger one ca. 2 mm, smaller ones ca. 1.6 mm. Corolla slenderly salverform-subfunnelform, outside pubescent; tube ca. 17 mm, glabrescent inside; lobes triangular, ca. 3 mm. Capsules unknown. Fl. May.

● Dense forests; 1800-2100 m. Xizang (Mêdog).


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