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Caryopteris glutinosa

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 0.5-1.5 cm tall. Branchlets terete, pubescent. Petiole ca. 2 mm; leaf blade narrowly oblanceolate to narrowly oblong, 1-3 X 0.3-0.8 cm, abaxially white scaly and with black veins, adaxially glutinous and shiny, base cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse. Cymes axillary or terminal, pubescent. Calyx cup-shaped, ca. 3 mm, outside silvery tomentose; lobes 5, lanceolate. Corolla blue-purple, 6-8 mm; tube ca. 3 mm, outside silvery tomentose, villous in throat. Ovary pubescent. Fruiting calyx ca. 5 mm. Fruit ovoid, ca. 3 mm in diam., pilose above middle. Fl. and fr. Sep-Oct.

Related to Caryopteris mongholica but differs in shorter corolla tubes and fringed abaxial corolla lobes.

* Valleys; 1600-1800 m. Sichuan (Min Jiang valley)


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