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4. Mycetia brevisepala H. S. Lo, Guihaia. 11: 113. 1991.

短萼腺萼木 duan e xian e mu

Shrubs, 0.5-1.5(-2) m tall; branches densely puberulent or strigillose to glabrous. Leaves generally isophyllous to slightly anisophyllous; petiole 0.2-1 cm, puberulent; blade drying thinly leathery to papery and grayish green, elliptic-oblong, elliptic, obovate, or oblong-lanceolate, 6-18 × 2.5-6 cm, adaxially glabrous and rather shiny, abaxially glabrescent or densely puberulent to hispidulous on principal veins, base cuneate to obtuse, apex acuminate; secondary veins 7-12 pairs; stipules quickly deciduous, narrowly triangular, 3-6 mm, densely puberulent to strigillose, acuminate. Inflorescences terminal becoming displaced to pseudoaxillary, laxly cymose, several flowered, puberulent to glabrous; peduncle 1-2 cm; branched portion 3-5 × 5-8 cm; bracts narrowly triangular to lanceolate, 1-3 mm; pedicels 9-20 mm. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx glabrous; hypanthium portion turbinate to subglobose, 1.2-2 mm; limb deeply lobed; lobes triangular to narrowly triangular, 0.8-1 mm. Corolla yellow, narrowly tubular, outside glabrous; tube ca. 5 mm, inside sparsely pubescent; lobes subtriangular, ca. 2 mm. Berries subglobose, 3.5-4 mm in diam. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Dec.

Dense forests; 200-1100 m. Yunnan [N Vietnam].


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