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33. Premna subcapitata Rehder in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 458. 1917.

近头状豆腐柴 jin tou zhuang dou fu chai

Premna pilosa P'ei.

Shrubs 1-2 m tall. Branches brown to brownish, with elliptic to rounded yellowish lenticels, yellowish pilose when young, subglabrescent. Petiole 4-10 mm; leaf blade ovate-oblong to ovate, 2.5-8.5 X 1.5-4.8 cm, abaxially tomentose and glandular, adaxially dark yellow-green pilose and yellow glandular, base rounded to truncate, margin serrate except for apex and base, apeX acuminate to acute. Inflorescences 0.6-2.5 X 1-3.5 cm; peduncle 0.5-2 cm; bracts linear to sub-lanceolate, 5-10 mm. Calyx cup-shaped, ca. 4 mm, deeply 5-dentate, both surfaces pubescent and yellowish glandular; teeth lanceolate to narrowly triangular, ca. 2 X 1 mm. Corolla yellow-green to greenish, ca. 6 mm, outside puberulent and glandular, throat villous, 2-lipped, tube ca. 3 mm, lower lip 3-lobed with lobes rounded, upper lip entire. Stamens slightly exserted. Ovary sparsely puberulent, densely glandular. Style ca. 6 mm. Fruit dark black, ovate, 3-4 X 2-3 mm, sparsely pubescent, yellowish glandular. Fl. and fr. May-Aug.

* Mixed forests on mountain slopes; 2600 m. SW Sichuan, NE Yunnan.


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