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1. Leptodermis beichuanensis H. S. Lo, J. Trop. Subtrop. Bot. 7(1): 19. 1999.

北川野丁香 bei chuan ye ding xiang

Shrubs, ca. 2 m tall; branches slender, terete, gray or grayish brown, with 2 bands of soft hairs. Petiole 1-3 mm; leaf blade papery, olive-green when dry, narrowly lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, sometimes subovate or elliptic, 0.8-3.5 × 0.3-1 cm, slightly scabrous adaxially, midrib strigose abaxially, base cuneate, apex acuminate or acute; midrib and lateral veins slightly prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs; stipules small, subtriangular, ca. 1 mm, stiffly apiculate, usually caducous. Flowers 1-3 terminal, sessile; bracteoles scaly, shorter than 1 mm, stiffly apiculate. Calyx tube ca. 1.8 mm; lobes broadly triangular, width longer than length, ca. 0.6 mm, sometimes margins denticulate. Immature fruit subobovate, ca. 3 mm; seed aril adherent to testa.

● About 1400 m. NC Sichuan (Beichuan).


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