Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China


Phlomis melanantha Diels    

Region:Yunnan; Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture; Yunlong xian
Gazetteer:Bi Jiang river valley. Yakou, along provincial road 227 from Yunlong to Lanping.
Coordinates: 26.5770 N, 99.4410 E  Alt: 2955m 

Herb 1 m tall, aromatic when crushed. Calyx, corolla, petioles and leaf midribs dark purple.
E-facing rocky slope 45, beside the road. Growing with Sambucus sinensis, Hypericum, Rumex, Trifolium.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online Stamens 4, bracts almost as long as calyx. Style unequally 2-cleft at apex. Filaments with slender basal appendage.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2137               30 July 2010

morphological details

verticillaster verticillaster flower flower corolla corolla

calyx calyx

corolla lobes corolla lobes

upper lip upper lip

androecium and style androecium and style calyx section calyx section gynoecium gynoecium
adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface  

additional pictures

flowers flowers
field picture
flowering plant
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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