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28. Glochidion khasicum (Müller Argoviensis) J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 5: 324. 1887.

长柱算盘子 chang zhu suan pan zi

Phyllanthus khasicus Müller Argoviensis, Flora 48: 389. 1865.

Shrubs or treelets 1-6 m tall, monoecious, glabrous throughout; branchlets angular. Stipules ovate-triangular, ca. 2.5 mm; petiole 4-6 mm, stout; leaf blade oblong, elliptic-ovate, or ovate-lanceolate, 7-10 × 2.5-4 cm, leathery, greenish when dry, base acute, decurrent into petiole; lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs. Male flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters; pedicels short; sepals 6, oblanceolate, unequal, 3-3.5 mm; stamens 3, connate, connectives umbonate. Female flowers subsessile; sepals 6, ovate-oblong, unequal, 3.5-4 mm; ovary globose, 3- or 4-locular; style column elongate, stout, subclavate, unequally 3-toothed at apex. Fruiting pedicels short; capsules depressed globose, ca. 8 mm in diam., intruded at apex and base, 3-6-locular, lobes rounded. Seeds hemispheric. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Sep-Nov.

Open forests, valley scrub; 900-1300 m. Guangxi, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Thailand].


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