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Comanthosphace nanchuanensis C. Y. Wu et H. W. Li


Description from Flora of China

Herbs erect. Stems ca. 60 cm, unbranched, finely striate, basally glabrous, apically stellate tomentose, subglabrescent. Petiole ca. 5 mm, densely stellate, sometimes corky; leaf blade ovate, 7-10 × 3.5-4 cm, golden glandular abaxially when young, adaxially sparsely stellate, glabrescent, base cuneate, margin serrate or double serrate above, apex acuminate; veins stellate or hirtellous, abaxially glabrous, golden glandular. Spikes erect, 10 × 1.5-2 cm in flower, cylindric, densely stellate tomentose, continuous; verticillasters 10-flowered; floral leaves lanceolate to subulate, 1-1.5 cm × 5-7 mm, margin sparsely serrate or entire; bracts broadly triangular-ovate, 2-3 mm, 5-veined, gray stellate tomentose, apex subacuminate. Pedicel 1-1.5 mm. Calyx ca. 4 mm, densely white stellate tomentose; teeth broadly triangular, ca. 1 mm, anterior teeth wider. Corolla purplish, ca. 8 mm, stellate tomentose, base glabrous, annulus densely villous; tube ca. 6 mm, exserted; upper lip flat, ca. 1 × 2 mm; middle lobe of lower lip ca. 2 mm, ± saccate; lateral lobes ca. 1 mm, ± patent. Stamens purple. Ovary dotted. Nutlets unknown. Fl. Aug.

* Open areas; ca. 1100 m. Sichuan (Nanchuan Xian).


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