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Salvia breviconnectivata Sun


Description from Flora of China

Herbs annual or perennial. Stems erect, ca. 35 cm, retrorse fine pilose. Basal leaves simple; petiole 7-9 cm; leaf blade ovate, 5-6 × 4-5 cm, glabrous, abaxially sparsely fine pilose on veins, base cordate, margin coarsely crenate, apex obtuse to rounded; stem leaves odd-pinnate, 10-15 × 5.5-7 cm; petiole 4-7 cm; leaflets 5-7, ovate to circular-ovate, 2-4 × 1-3 cm, base rounded or shallowly cordate, margin irregularly obtusely serrate, apex obtuse; terminal leaflet larger. Inflorescences densely pilose; verticillasters 2-6-flowered, widely spaced, in terminal racemes 8-15 cm; bracts lanceolate, ca. 1.5 mm. Pedicel ca. 3 mm. Calyx tubular, ca. 7 mm, pilose, glabrous near base inside, 2-lipped to ca. 1/4 its length; upper lip triangular, ca. 2 × 3 mm, margin entire, apex acute; lower lip slightly longer than upper, 2-cleft, teeth triangular. Corolla reddish, ca. 1.1 cm, pubescent, glabrous inside; tube to 8 mm, straight, ca. 1.5 mm wide at throat; upper lip oblong, ca. 3 × 2 mm, apex emarginate; lower lip ca. 3 × 4 mm, middle lobe obcordate, ca. 2 × 2 mm. Filaments ca. 1.3 mm; connectives ca. 0.3 mm, arms subequal. Nutlets green-yellow, narrowly ellipsoid, ca. 3 mm. Fl. and fr. Jan-Feb.

Distinguished in the original diagnosis from the previous species by the smaller corollas scarcely 2 X as long as calyx.

* Roadsides; ca. 1800 m. Yunnan (Lunan Xian)


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