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13. Chrysosplenium chinense (H. Hara) J. T. Pan, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 24: 93. 1986.

乳突金腰 ru tu jin yao

Chrysosplenium alternifolium Linnaeus var. chinense H. Hara, J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 7: 74. 1957.

Herbs 6.5-15.5 cm tall. Stolons present. Stems glabrous. Basal leaves with petiole 0.5-8.5 cm, red-brown pilose; leaf blade reniform to orbicular-reniform, 0.7-1.6 × 0.9-1.85 cm, both surfaces and margin glabrous, base cordate, margin shallowly 5-9-dentate, teeth usually retuse and brown 1-verrucose at apex. Cauline leaf 1 or absent; petiole 5-10 mm, brown pilose near axil; leaf blade broadly ovate to broadly orbicular, 5-8 × 6-12 mm, base broadly cuneate to subtruncate, margin shallowly 5-7-dentate. Cyme 1-4.5 cm; bracteal leaves with petiole 1.5-5 mm, brown papillose or pilose near axil, leaf blade ovate or broadly so to broadly obovate, 3-11 × 2.5-12 mm, base cuneate to broadly so, margin entire or 2-5-crenate. Flowers yellow-green, ca. 4 mm in diam.; pedicel very short, usually pilose. Sepals suberect, broadly ovate to orbicular, 1.1-2 × 2-2.2 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse. Stamens 8; filaments 0.5-1.1 mm. Ovary semi-inferior; styles ca. 1 mm. Disc absent. Capsule ca. 2.5 mm, apex retuse; carpels subequal; rostrums ca. 0.4 mm. Seeds dark brown, shiny, ovoid, ca. 1 mm, papillose. Fl. and fr. May-Aug.

* Shaded and wet places in forest understories, rock clefts in ravines. N Hebei, N Shanxi (Wutai Shan).


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