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2. Hydrocotyle pseudoconferta Masamune, J. Soc. Trop. Agric. 4: 301. 1932.

密伞天胡荽 mi san tian hu sui

Stem slender and creeping, 6–30 cm long, much-branched. Petioles 2–10(–23) cm; leaf blade round-reniform, 1–2.5 × 1.5–5 cm, shallowly 5–7-lobed, papery, both surfaces puberulous, base cordate, lobes rounded, crenate. Umbels usually solitary at the nodes, sessile; umbels at stem tip often in pairs and pedunculate; each umbel with few to several flowers; pedicels obsolete or almost so. Petals pale green to white, with transparent yellow glands. Styles short, ca. 0.5 mm, erect or spreading. Fruit yellowish green, broadly-globose, 1–1.2 × 1.5–2 mm, usually covered with purplish stains or white hairs. Fl. and fr. Apr–Oct.

Forests, wet valleys, roadsides; 800–1500 m. Taiwan (Jilong), Yunnan (Menghai, Yiwu) [Myanmar].

This species has reputed medicinal value.


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