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78. Elatostema pergameneum W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Lab. N. E. Forest. Inst., Harbin. 7: 67. 1980.

坚纸楼梯草 jian zhi lou ti cao

Subshrubs dioecious, 10-16 cm tall. Stems erect, branched, densely strigose. Leaves alternate; nanophylls absent; stipules lanceolate, 2.5-4 × 0.5-1 mm; petiole 0-0.5 mm; leaf blade obliquely ovate or elliptic-ovate, 2-5 × 1-1.6 cm, papery, major basal lateral veins both arising at base of leaf blade, abaxial surface densely strigillose along nerves, adaxial surface glabrous, cystoliths conspicuous, dense; base with broader half broadly cuneate or rounded, margin denticulate, apex acuminate or cuspidate. Female inflorescences solitary, 5-10 mm in diam.; peduncle 2-2.5 mm; receptacle oblong, 4-7 × 3.5-5 mm; bracts broadly triangular to ovate; bracteoles spatulate-linear. Fl. Jun-Jul.

* Guangxi (Longzhou).


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