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1. Commicarpus chinensis (Linnaeus) Heimerl in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., ed. 2. 16c: 117. 1934.

中华粘腺果 zhong hua nian xian guo

Valeriana chinensis Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 33. 1753; Boerhavia chinensis (Linnaeus) Rottbøll; B. repanda Willdenow.

Herbs perennial. Stems thick, branches spreading, to 1 m, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Petiole 1-3 cm, pubescent; leaf blade triangular-ovate or cordate-ovate, 3-6 × 2.5-5 cm, chartaceous, glabrous or abaxially strigose, veins 3-4 pairs, base truncate or subcordate, margin undulate, apex acuminate or acute. Umbels axillary or terminal; peduncle 2-4 cm. Pedicel 3-7 mm. Perianth tube ca. 2 mm, with few protuberances; Perianth limb pink, funnelform, 6-8 mm, deciduous. Stamens 2-4. Ovary elliptic. Stigma peltate. Fruit obconic, 6-7 mm, longitudinally 10-ribbed, with minute glands. Fl. and fr. Jun-Sep.

Open places, forests. Hainan (including Xisha Qundao) [India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam].


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