2. Eranthemum austrosinense H. S. Lo, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(4): 85. 1979.
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Herbs to 50 cm tall. Stems 4-angled, pubescent. Petiole 0.7-2.5 cm, pilose; leaf blade elliptic, ovate, or elliptic-ovate, 2-10 × 1-4.5 cm, abaxially pubescent along veins, adaxially glabrous and cystoliths obviously subulate, secondary veins 4-6 on each side of midvein, base cuneate to subrounded and usually decurrent onto petiole, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate. Spikes 3-11 cm; peduncle 1.5-3 cm, densely villous; bracts yellowish white with green along veins, ovate to elliptic, 1.2-2 × 0.4-0.8 cm, abaxially villous, adaxially glabrous, margin ciliate; bracteoles triangular-ovate, 5-6 × ca. 1.5 mm, margin ciliate, apex acute. Calyx 5-7 mm, outside pilose, 5-lobed to middle; lobes lanceolate, ca. 1 mm wide. Corolla bluish purple, glabrous or pubescent; tube basally cylindric for 2.5-3 cm, throat ca. 4 mm; lobes obovate, 6-8 × 5-8 mm, apex 2-lobed. Stamens exserted; filaments 3-4 mm. Ovary glabrous or pubescent; style pilose. Capsule 1-1.5 cm, glabrous or pubescent. Seeds black, ca. 4 × 3 mm.
● Forests, thickets in ravines; 100-700 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan.