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Shrubs 8-20 cm tall. Stems initially decumbent, ultimately much branched, fastigiate, stiff white pubescent. Leaves densely imbricate; leaf blade ovate-triangular, 4-6 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, leathery, abaxially deeply furrowed, furrow reaching near apex and diverging near base, furrow rim densely pubescent, adaxially concave, subglabrous, base divergent, 2-lobed, margin silvery, membranous, densely ciliolate, apex with apicule 0.5-1 mm. Flower nutant. Pedicel 3-7 mm, densely crisped-tomentose. Calyx purple; lobes oblong-ovate, 4-5 mm, margin broadly membranous. Corolla white, broadly campanulate, 6-9 mm; lobes spreading, oblong, 2-4 mm. Stamens ca. 2.5 mm; filaments glabrous; awns ca. 1 mm. Capsule 2-3 mm in diameter.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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