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22. Premna punicea C. Y. Wu, Fl. Yunnan. 1: 433. 1977.

玫花豆腐柴 mei hong dou fu chai

Shrubs; branchlets, petioles, and peduncles pilose when young, glabrescent. Branchlets dark gray, slender, short, with tuberculate lenticels. Petiole ca. 5 mm, circinate pilose; leaf blade oblong, 2-3.5 X 1-1.5 cm, papery, minutely hirsute and orange glandular, base rounded, margin subentire or only serrate at middle, apex slightly acuminate to acute or rarely obtuse to slightly emarginate; veins 2 or 3 pairs, abaxially slightly elevated. Inflorescences ca. 1 cm across; peduncle ca. 5 mm. Calyx campanulate, ca. 8 mm, deeply 5-dentate below middle, minutely hirsute and orange glandular; teeth linear-lanceolate, ca. 6 mm. Corolla pinkish, 6-8 mm, slightly 2-lipped; tube glabrous outside, white villous in throat, lobes 4, outside white pilose and orange glandular. Ovary obovate, pilose, apically white glandular. Style robust, ca. 4 mm, slightly puberulent. Fl. Jul-Aug.

* Mixed forests; ca. 1600 m. Yunnan (Heqing Xian).


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