旋蒴苣苔 Boea hygrometrica

  • Scientific Name: Boea hygrometrica (Bunge) R. Brown
  • Ref: On Cyrtandreae. 120. 1839
  • Synonym: Dorcoceras hygrometrica Bunge, Enum. Pl. China Bor. 54. 1833
  • Chinese Common Name: 旋蒴苣苔 xuánshuò jùtái
  • Family: Gesneriaceae
  • Genus: Boea
  • Distribution: Rocks in valleys, slopes, forests; 100-1500 m. Anhui, Fujian, N Guangdong, Guangxi, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, SW Liaoning, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.
  • Photo: 05/08/2016
Petiole to 0.5 cm; leaf blade suborbicular to ovate, 0.7-7 X 0.5-5.5 cm, adaxially white villous to sparsely villous, abaxially densely white to brownish woolly, base cuneate to truncate, margin denticulate or dentate to crenulate, apex rounded to obtuse; venation palmate, nearly parallel, veins 3-9. Peduncle (1-)4-12 cm, puberulent to pubescent; bracts linear to lanceolate, ca. 1-3 mm. Calyx 5-sect from near base; segments narrowly triangular to narrowly lanceolate, 1.5-3 X 0.6-1 mm, outside puberulent, inside glandular puberulent. Corolla blue-purple or blue to white or pink, 0.8-1.3 cm, outside sparsely puberulent, inside sparsely to densely glandular puberulent, especially near base; tube ca. 5 X 6 mm; adaxial lip lobes ca. 4 mm; abaxial lip lobes 5-6 mm. Filaments ca. 1 mm, glabrous to puberulent; staminodes 3. Pistil 7-10 mm; ovary 3-5 mm; pubescent to puberulent. Style glabrous. Capsule 1.1-3.5(-5) cm. Fl. Apr-Aug, fr. Apr-Sep. (Flora of China)

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