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Rostrinucula sinensis (Hemsl.) C. Y. Wu


Description from Flora of China

Leucosceptrum sinense Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 310. 1890; Elsholtzia cavaleriei H. Léveillé & Vaniot; L. bodinieri H. Léveillé.

Branches and branchlets ca. 4.5 mm in diam., brown, striate, densely dusty tomentose, subglabrescent. Petiole 3-5 mm; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 5.5-14.5 × 1.5-3 cm, papery, adaxially glabrous, abaxially densely white stellate tomentose, base rounded, margin crenulate-serrulate, apex acute. Spikes cylindric, 8-25 × to 1.5 cm in flower, densely white stellate tomentose; verticillasters 6-10-flowered; bracts decussate, ovate-orbicular, ca. 7 × 6 mm, apex subacuminate. Calyx teeth triangular-ovate, apex acute. Corolla 5-6 mm; tube 4-5 mm, exserted; limb spreading or erect-patent, middle lobe ca. 3 mm, concave. Immature nutlets triquetrous, oblong, ca. 2 mm, apical beak ca. 0.5 mm, suberect. Fl. Oct.

* Hills, cliffs; ca. 1000 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan.


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