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6. Cassiope fujianensis L. K. Ling & G. S. Hoo, Fl. Fujian. 4: 633. 1990.

福建锦绦花 fu jian jin tao hua

Subshrubs dwarf, 8–25 cm. Stems ascending or spreading. Leaves decussate, imbricate; leaf blade ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 2.5–4 × 1.5–2 mm, leathery, abaxially carinate, deeply furrowed, furrow reaching 3/4 leaf length, glabrous, adaxially concave, sparsely puberulous or subglabrous, base lobed, margin membranous, hyaline, 0.5–0.7 mm wide, ciliolate, apex obtuse. Flower nutant. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, densely white villous. Calyx lobes oblong, ca. 2 mm, glabrous, margin membranous. Corolla campanulate, ca. 1.5 mm; lobes oblong or obovate-oblong, ca. 1 mm. Stamens ca. 1 mm; filaments glabrous; awns ca. 0.3 mm. Ovary ca. 1 mm in diam. Capsule unknown. Fl. Sep.

Rocky fissures; 1000–1100 m. Fujian.

This is a post-glacial relict species.


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