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1b. Sarcandra glabra subsp. brachystachys (Blume) Verdcourt, Kew Bull. 40: 216. 1985.

海南草珊瑚 hai nan cao shan hu

Chloranthus brachystachys Blume, Fl. Jav., Chloranthaceae: 13: t. 2. 1829; Ascarina serrata Blume; Chloranthus hainanensis Pei; Sarcandra hainanensis (Pei) Swamy & I. W. Bailey

Leaf blade elliptic or broadly elliptic to oblong, 8-20 × 3-8 cm, papery, margin dully serrate except basally. Stamen ovoid; thecae much shorter than connective. Stigma minutely spotted. Fruit orange-red at maturity, ovoid, ca. 4 mm. Fl. Oct-May, fr. Mar-Aug.

Wet places on slopes, ravines, roadsides; 400-1600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan [Laos, N Thailand, Vietnam].

Used medicinally.


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