Viola rupicola

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Viola rupicola


Perennial; Leaves ¾-2½ by ¾-1¾ cm, (1-)1¼-1½ times as long as broad, elliptical to elliptic-ovate, cordate at base with narrow sinus and basal lobes rounded and somewhat converging, acute to subobtuse, shallowly crenate, subdentate on lobes, pubescent, often densely so; Stipules 3-9 by 0.6 to c. 1 mm, lanceolate, acute, fimbriate to dentate, glabrous, fuscous. Flowers 9-12 mm, pale purple with darker veins; Sepals 2-4 by c. 1 mm, ovate-lanceolate, acute, entire, sparsely pubescent on back and margin; Petals 2-3 times as long as broad, obovate to oblanceolate; Capsule 4-5 mm, globose to oblong, glabrous.


Asia-Tropical: Philippines (Philippines present), Luzon present, Southern America: Argentina Northeast (Formosa present)
Formosa, in Malesia: Philippines (Luzon). .


Sympatric with V. merrilliana on Mt Pulog.


Elmer 1921 – In: Philip. J. Sc.: 712
Merr. 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 106
Elmer 1923 – In: Beih. Bot. Centralbl.: 171
LIN 1950 – In: Taiwania: 273
BECKER 1916 – In: Beih. Bot. Centralbl.: 415