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Chelonopsis mollissima C. Y. Wu


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs ca. 1 m tall, densely pilose. Branches subterete. Petiole 1.5-2.5 cm; leaf blade ovate-orbicular, 3-5 × 2.5-4.5 cm, base subcordate, margin coarsely crenate-serrate, apex acute. Cymes solitary or paired, or terminal on leafy axillary branchlets, 1-3-flowered; peduncle 4-8 mm; bracteoles ovate to oblanceolate, ca. 7 × 2-3 mm. Pedicel 1-2 mm. Calyx campanulate, ca. 1.5 cm, puberulent inside, accessory teeth slightly enlarged below sinus; teeth 5, narrowly triangular, ca. 7 mm, apex spinescent-acuminate. Corolla rose to red, ca. 3.2 cm, pubescent outside, glabrous inside; tube ca. 2.5 cm, dilated at throat; upper lip ca. 3 × 7 mm, emarginate; lower lip ca. 0.9 × 1.5 cm, middle lobe largest, trapeziform, emarginate, lateral lobes ovate. Filaments finely pilose. Style glabrous, equally 2-cleft. Fl. Nov-Dec.

* Dry thickets on open slopes in valleys; 1200-1700 m. Yunnan.


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