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16. Pogostemon falcatus (C. Y. Wu) C. Y. Wu & H. W. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 13: 76. 1975.

镰叶水珍珠菜 lian ye shui zhen zhu cai

Dysophylla falcata C. Y. Wu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 10: 237. 1965.

Herbs erect. Rhizomes woody. Stems 30-40 cm tall, base ± woody, densely appressed hirsute, apex densely gray hairy, subterete, slightly swollen at nodes. Petiole densely silky; leaf blade falcate, 4.5-6.5 cm × 4-7 mm, appressed silky, densely so along veins, base attenuate, margin remotely serrate except for ± entire lower margin, apex acuminate; lateral veins 3-5-paired, conspicuous abaxially. Spikes 4.5-5.5 cm × ca. 6.5 mm, dense, subtended by floral leaves at base; bracts linear, slightly longer than calyx, densely silky. Calyx ca. 1.7 × 1 mm, membranous, pilose outside, teeth short. Corolla red, black when dry, ca. 1.5 × as long as calyx. Filaments black when dry, sparsely hairy. Nutlets unknown. Fl. Oct.

* Rocky areas near water; ca. 800 m. Yunnan (Jinghong Xian).


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