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8. Mycetia hainanensis H. S. Lo, Guihaia. 11: 112. 1991.

海南腺萼木 hai nan xian e mu

Subshrubs, 10-25 cm tall; branches hirtellous or villosulous. Leaves generally isophyllous; petiole 1-2.5 cm, villosulous to glabrescent; blade drying papery, adaxially grayish brown or nearly grayish black, abaxially grayish brown, oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 5-12 × 3-4 cm, adaxially glabrous, abaxially glabrescent on lamina and villosulous on veins, base acute to attenuate, apex acute or weakly acuminate; secondary veins 9-12 pairs; stipules persistent, ovate, 5-9 mm, puberulent to glabrescent, obtuse. Inflorescences terminal, capitate or subcapitate, villosulous, sessile to pedunculate; peduncles when present 1.5-3.5 cm, villosulous; head ca. 1.5 × 1.5 cm; bracts apparently reduced. Flowers subsessile to sessile. Calyx densely hirtellous; hypanthium portion obconical-ovoid, ca. 1.5 mm; limb deeply lobed; lobes triangular-ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, obtuse. Corolla in bud white, tubular, outside hirtellous; tube to ca. 5 mm, subglabrous inside; lobes ovate, to ca. 2 mm. Berries not seen. Fl. Apr.

● Dense forests on mountains; ca. 800 m. Hainan.


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