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Paraboea filipes (Hance) Burtt


Description from Flora of China

?Oreocharis filipes Hance, J. Bot. 21: 166. 1883.

Herbs, stemless. Leaves basal; petiole 3-9 mm; leaf blade obovate to obovate-oblong, elliptic, or spatulate, 1-5 X 0.3-2.2 cm, papery, adaxially glabrescent to sparsely grayish woolly, glabrescent, abaxially brownish pannose, base slightly peltate and rounded to cuneate, margin nearly entire, involute, apex obtuse to rounded; lateral veins 4-6 on each side of midrib. Cymes axillary; peduncle 3-7 cm, glabrescent; bracts 2, narrowly oblong-ovate, circa 1 mm, outside glabrous. Pedicel 1.5-3.5 cm. Calyx 5-sect from base; segments lanceolate, 2-3.5 X circa 0.6 mm, outside glabrescent. Corolla purplish, circa 1 cm, outside glabrous; tube circa 5 mm; adaxial lip lobes circa 3.5 mm; abaxial lip lobes 2.5-3.5 mm. Filaments circa 2.5 mm, glabrous; anthers circa 1.9 mm; staminode 1, circa 0.2 mm. Pistil glabrous; ovary circa 1.5 mm. Style circa 4.5 mm. Capsule not twisted, 5-11 mm, glabrous. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Oct.

* Limestone cliffs; 100-300 m. Guangdong (Lian Xian).


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