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Scientific name: Billolivia kyi Luu & G. Tran
English name:
Vietnamese name: Giang ly ký; Lưu hoa ký
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Terrestrial herb; stems erect, up to 20 cm long, 1 cm in diameter, densely pubescent with brown multicellular uniseriate hairs to 3 mm long. Leaves alternate; leaf petioles 8-19 cm long, densely pubescent with brown multicel­lular uniseriate hairs to 7 mm long; lamina ovate, elliptic to obovate, slightly unequal, 9-16 cm long, 5-9.5 cm wide, base round to cordate, sometimes oblique, apex obtuse to acute, margin coarsely dentate, secondary venation 10-13 pairs of veins on each side of midrib, adaxial lamina dark green, sparsely pubescent with brown mul- ticellular uniseriate hairs to 3.5 mm long, margin ciliate, abaxial lamina lightly purple when young, pale green when mature, with dense appressed brown multicellular uniseriate hairs to 7 nun long. Inflorescences axillary, 2-8-flow- ered; peduncle 0.5-1.0 cm long, brownish pink, sparsely pubescent; bracts green, ovate, to 15 x 7 nun, apex acute, densely pubescent on outer surface; pedicels pinkish white, 2.5-3.5 cm long, sparsely pubescent. Calyx of 5 lobes almost divided to base with connate part < 2 nun long; lobes 9-11 nun long, 3.5-4 nun wide, ovate, concave, with apex acute and margins ciliate, brownish purple and densely long brown pubes­cent outside, white and glabrous inside. Corolla 29-33 nun long, composed of a narrow tube which slightly flares towards oblique mouth and a 2-lipped limb with lobes recurved; tube 27-29 mm long, contracted just below middle, then slightly flaring towards mouth, outside gla­brous and white at base, pubescent above, inside glabrous, white at base, white or light yellow at middle, dark red to purple towards throat; throat dark red to purple with a yellow patch in the middle, with shortly stalked glands; upper lip 2-lobed, lobes 10-11 x 9-10 nun, orbicular, apices rounded; lower lip 3-lobed, lobes orbicu­lar, lateral lobes 9-10 x 8-9 nun, lower lobe 7-8 x 7-8 nun; all lobes uniformly dark red to purple, outside sparsely pubescent with brown multicellular uniseriate hairs on, inside shortly stalked glands. Stamens inserted at 15-17 mm from corolla base; filaments slightly curved, ca. 5-6 mm long, white with long red patch, sparsely glandular hairy. Disc bowl-shaped, 5-lobed at apex, 1.5 mm high, 6.5 mm diam­eter. Ovary ovate, 5.0-5.5 mm long, 2.5 mm diameter at base, glabrous with glandular hairy apex; style 12-13 mm long, densely glandular hairs; stigma lobes 1.21 mm long. Fruits ellipsoid, translucent, 14-16 111111 long, 9-10 mm diame­ter, with pubescent apex and with persistent con­nate part of calyx. Seeds ovoid, 0.6 x 0.3 nun.


Billolivia kyi - from Luu Hong Truong & Pham Huu Nhan Luu 1118.jpg at www.BotanyVN.com

Photo 1. Billolivia kyi - from Luu Hong Truong & Pham Huu Nhan Luu 1118.jpg


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Photo 3. Billolivia kyi - Luu Hong Truong.jpg


Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Familia: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Billolivia


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