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5. Isodon phyllostachys (Diels) Kudô, Mem. Fac. Sci. Taihoku Imp. Univ. 2: 121. 1929.

叶穗香茶菜 ye sui xiang cha cai

Description from Flora of China

Plectranthus phyllostachys Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 5: 230. 1912; Rabdosia phyllostachys (Diels) Kudo; R. phyllostachys var. leptophylla C. Y. Wu & H. W. Li.

Shrubs or subshrubs 0.9-3 m. Branches erect, densely spreading pilose, glabrescent. Petiole 1-6 mm, pilose; leaf blade ovate, 1.5-5 × 0.8-4.5 cm, corrugate, adaxially puberulent or pilose, abaxially gray tomentose, base cordate, margin crenate, apex obtuse, sometimes acute. Panicles spikelike, 4-25 × 1-2 cm.; cymes 4-15-flowered, pedunculate; upper floral leaves bractlike. Calyx campanulate, ca. 2 × 2 mm, densely pilose outside; teeth ovate-triangular, ca. 1/2 as long as calyx; fruiting calyx dilated, ovoid, teeth ca. 1/3 as long as calyx. Corolla yellowish or white with purple spots, ca. 6 mm, pilose outside, tube ca. 3 mm. Nutlets brown, ovoid. Fl. Aug-Oct, fr. Oct.

* Thickets, grassy hills; 1000-3000 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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