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1. Bredia biglandularis C. Chen, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 4(3): 39. 1984.

双腺野海棠 shuang xian ye hai tang

Shrubs to 60 cm tall, branched, base woody. Stems flat-terete when young but later terete, glabrous. Petiole 5-10 cm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate to suborbicular, 3-4.5 × 1.6-3.2 cm, stiffly papery, both surfaces puberulous, secondary veins 2 on each side of midvein and basally glandular between apical pair, base rounded, margin subentire to sparsely inconspicuous serrulate, apex obtuse, acute, or acuminate. Inflorescence a cymose panicle, 2- or 3-branched; peduncle 4-sided, glabrous. Flower unknown. Capsule cup-shaped, ca. 4 mm in diam., 4-sided, glabrous; persistent calyx lobes ca. 0.5 mm, apically apiculate. Fr. Oct.

● Sparse forests, foothills, stream banks, shaded places. Guangxi (Huanjiang).


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