10. Bredia sinensis (Diels) H. L. Li, J. Arnold Arbor. 25: 22. 1944.
鸭脚茶 ya jiao cha
Tashiroea sinensis Diels, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 9: 198. 1924; Bredia glabra Merrill.
Shrubs 60-100 cm tall. Stems terete; branchlets slightly 4-sided, with stellate trichomes when young but later glabrous or puberulous. Petiole ca. 1 cm; leaf blade lanceolate, ovate, or elliptic, 5-11(-13) × 2-6 cm, stiffly papery, mostly glabrous, base cuneate to very obtuse, margin nearly entire to remotely serrulate, apex acuminate to obtuse. Inflorescences terminal, cymes, 4-6 × 4-6 cm, (5-)20-flowered, mostly glabrous or with stellate trichomes; bracts caducous. Pedicel 5-8 mm. Calyx lobes crenate. Petals pink to purple, oblong, ca. 10 × 6 mm, oblique, apex acute. Stamens 8, either subequal or distinctly un-equal. Longer stamens ca. 1.6 cm; anthers lanceolate, ca. 1 cm; connective decurrent, slightly prolonged. Shorter stamens ca. 1 cm; anthers ca. 7 mm, tuberculate at base; connective decurrent, forming a short spur. Ovary half inferior, ovate-globular, apex puberulous. Capsule subglobular, enclosed by hypanthium; hypanthium bell- or funnel-shaped, 4-sided, apex truncate; calyx lobes ca. 7 × 7 mm, sometimes with stellate trichomes. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Oct.
● Mixed forests, valleys, slopes, damp places, grasslands, stream banks; 400-1400 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.