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19. Hedyotis chrysotricha (Palibin) Merrill, Lingnan Sci. J. 7: 322. 1931.

金毛耳草 jin mao er cao

Anotis chrysotricha Palibin, Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2, 6: 20. 1906; Oldenlandia chrysotricha (Palibin) Chun.

Herbs, perennial or perhaps annual, procumbent, usually regularly rooting at nodes, to 40 cm; stems weakly 4-angled, flattened, or terete, sometimes 2-sulcate, moderately to densely hirtellous to pilosulous at least along grooves, sometimes glabrescent, trichomes often drying yellowed. Leaves subsessile to petiolate; petiole 1-3 mm, moderately to densely pilosulous to hirtellous; blade drying thinly papery, lanceolate, elliptic, or ovate, 0.8-3.2 × 0.5-1.4 cm, adaxially sparsely hirtellous, hispidulous, or scaberulous at least along margins, abaxially sparsely to densely hirtellous or pilosulous with pubescence denser along principal veins or sometimes glabrous (e.g., Tsang 20859, MO!), base cuneate or obtuse, apex obtuse to acute or shortly acuminate; secondary veins 2 or 3 pairs; stipules fused to petiole bases, triangular, 1-2 mm, moderately to densely puberulent to hirtellous, with 1-3 linear lobes or bristles 1.5-3.5 mm, these sometimes glandular and/or bifid at apex. Inflorescences axillary, congested-cymose to fasciculate, 3-10 mm in diam., (1 or)2-5-flowered in each axil, moderately to densely pilosulous, sessile or subsessile; bracts linear, lanceolate, or narrowly elliptic, 0.5-4 mm; pedicels to 4 mm. Flowers subsessile to pedicellate, distylous. Calyx sparsely to densely hirtellous; hypanthium portion subglobose to obconic, ca. 1 mm; limb lobed essentially to base; lobes lanceolate to triangular, ca. 2 mm, usually ciliolate to ciliate. Corolla white or purple, funnelform, outside pilosulous to glabrous; tube 2.5-4 mm, pubescent inside; lobes linear-oblong to triangular, 2.5-3 mm. Anthers exserted or included, 1-1.2 mm. Stigma exserted or included, 1-1.2 mm. Fruit indehiscent, subglobose to ovoid, 1.5-2 × 2-2.5 mm, with calyx lobes to 3 mm; seeds several. Fl. and fr. year-round.

Broad-leaved forests in valleys, thickets on mountain slopes; 100-900 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, ?Philippines].


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