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31. Premna velutina C. Y. Wu, Fl. Yunnan. 1: 428. 1977.

黄绒豆腐柴 huang rong dou fu chai

Shrubs ca. 50 cm tall. Branches, petioles, and axis of inflorescences densely dusty villous. Branches terete, striate. Petiole robust, (1-)2-3 cm; leaf blade cordate, (2.5-)6-9 X (1-)3.5-6 cm, abaxially densely dusty tomentose and glandular, adaxially dark green, densely dusty yellow villous, orange glandular, margin serrate, apex acuminate to acute; veins 5 or 6 pairs, curve apically along margins and anastomose. Inflorescences capitate to nearly conical; peduncle ca. 5 mm; bracts linear lanceolate, densely pilose. Calyx ca. 4 mm, slightly 2-lipped, lower lip 2-dentate with lanceolate teeth, upper lip 3-dentate with triangular teeth, outside minutely hirsute and orange. Corolla yellow, ca. 5 mm; tube glabrous outside, dark villous in throat; lower lip 3-lobed; upper lip rounded, lobes outside glandular and puberulent. Ovary ca. 1 mm, obovate, glabrous, glandular. Style glabrous. Fruit brownish, oblong, 3-4 mm. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep.

* Mixed forests; ca. 1500 m. SW Yunnan.


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