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2. Lerchea sinica (H. S. Lo) H. S. Lo, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 18: 275. 1998.

华多轮草 hua duo lun cao

Xanthophytum sinicum H. S. Lo, Guihaia 11: 97. 1991.

Suffrutescent herbs, rather fleshy, to 1 m tall; stems ascending, angled, densely villous. Petiole 3-6 cm, villous to hirsute; leaf blade drying papery, oblanceolate to elliptic, 18-27 × 7-10 cm, glabrous on both surfaces or pilose along midrib abaxially, base cuneate, apex acute or abruptly acute; secondary veins 20-25 pairs; stipules persistent, obovate, 25-30 mm, parallel nerved, obtuse. Inflorescence terminal, paniculiform, lax, ca. 15 cm, multicellular villous; axes spreading to reflexed, mostly dichotomous with flowers rather closely grouped; bracts reduced; pedicels 0.5-1 mm. Calyx with hypanthium portion subturbinate to globose, ca. 2 mm, multicellular villous; lobes narrowly triangular, ca. 3.5 mm, glabrescent. Corolla yellowish green, tubular, glabrous outside; tube 3-3.5 mm; lobes triangular-ovate, ca. 1.5 mm. Fl. Aug.

● Dense forests. Yunnan (Hekou).


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