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37. Pseudolysimachion (W. D. J. Koch) Opiz, Seznam. 80. 1852.

穗花属 sui hua shu

Description from Flora of China

Veronica sect. Pseudolysimachia W. D. J. Koch, Syn. Fl. Germ. Helv. 527. 1837.

Herbs, perennial. Roots glabrous. Rhizomes usually long. Stems 1 or cespitose, base sometimes woody. Leaves opposite or whorled, rarely alternate. Inflorescences terminal, dense racemes or spikes; bracts small, narrow. Calyx 4-lobed; lobes subequal. Corolla 4-lobed; tube rarely less than 1/3 of corolla length, villous inside; limb slightly zygomorphic; upper lobe widest. Stamens 2; filaments adnate to posterior part of corolla tube; anther locules apically confluent. Style persistent; stigma capitate. Capsule subglobose, slightly laterally compressed, apex rounded-obtuse and emarginate, loculicidal. Seeds numerous per capsule, flattened, smooth.

About 20 species: Asia, Europe; ten species in China.


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