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Trees ca. 25 m tall. Petiole 3-10 cm long, glabrous or pubescent; leaf blade ovate or triangular-cordate, 13-20 cm long, 10-13 cm wide, thick leathery, base truncate or slightly cordate, apex acuminate; lateral veins 4 or 5 on each side of midrib. Inflorescences corymbose-racemose, 7-15-flowered, glabrous or pubescent. Calyx divided nearly to base into 2 parts; lobes ovate-rounded. Corolla campanulate, pale red to pale purple, purple spotted adaxially, ca. 3.2 cm. Stamens included; staminodes inserted at base of corolla tube; anthers divergent, 3-4 mm. Style filiform, ca. 2.5 cm; stigma 2-lobed. Capsule terete, nodding, 55-80 cm; fruiting septum leathery, 2-lobed. Seeds terete, linear, thin membranous, filiform hairy at both ends with hairs 5-6 cm.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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