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Briggsia mihieri (Franch.) Craib


Description from Flora of China

Didissandra mihieri Franchet, Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 450. 1885; Briggsia fritschii (H. Léveillé & Vaniot) Craib; Didissandra fritschii H. Léveillé & Vaniot; Didymocarpus fritschii (H. Léveillé & Vaniot) H. Léveillé; D. mihieri (H. Léveillé & Vaniot) H. Léveillé.

Plants stemless or stems to 5 cm tall, glabrous. Leaves basal or crowded; petiole 1-9(-11) cm, glabrous; leaf blade narrowly obovate to obovate or elliptic, (1-)2.5-6(-12) X 1-3 (-6) cm, glabrous, base cuneate, margin irregularly crenate to serrate, apex rounded to acute; lateral veins 3 or 4 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous on both surfaces. Cymes 1-5-flowered; peduncle (5-)8-17 cm, glabrous to glabrescent; bracts 2, linear to narrowly triangular or lanceolate, 1-3 X 0.5-1.5 mm, glabrous, margin entire. Calyx segments narrowly ovate to narrowly triangular, 4-7 X 1.5-3 mm, outside glabrous to glabrescent, margin entire, obscurely 3-veined. Corolla blue-purple or pale purple to pale yellow, inside usually brownish spotted, (3.2-)4-6 cm, outside glabrous to sparsely glandular pubescent, inside sparsely puberulent; tube 2.1-4 X 1.4-1.8(-2.6) cm; adaxial lip 6-9 mm, lobes semiorbicular, 3-7 X 6-9 mm, apex rounded; abaxial lip ca. 1.4 cm, lobes semiorbicular, 6-7 X 7-8 mm, apex obtuse to rounded. Adaxial stamens adnate to corolla ca. 8 mm above base, ca. 1.6 cm, abaxial ones adnate to corolla ca. 1.2 cm above base, ca. 1.7 cm; filaments sparsely glandular pubescent; anthers ovoid, thecae not confluent; staminode ca. 1 mm. Pistil ca. 2.5 cm; ovary pubescent. Style 1.4-2 mm, glabrescent to sparsely pubescent. Capsule 3.4-7 cm, glabrescent. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Nov.

* Shady, damp rocks; 600-1710 m. Guangxi (Longlin Xian), Guizhou, S Sichuan.


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