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56. Ophiorrhiza rarior H. S. Lo in S. Y. Jin & Y. L. Chen, Cat. Type Spec. Herb. China (Suppl.). 191. 1999.

毛果蛇根草 mao guo she gen cao

Herbs, apparently ascending; stems moderately brown villous or -hirsute with multicellular trichomes to glabrescent, densely lenticellate when young. Petiole 4-6 cm, sparsely villous; leaf blade drying membranous-papery, adaxially olive-green, abaxially pale, narrowly elliptic-oblong, 13-21 × 4.5-5 cm, sparsely strigose adaxially, abaxially glabrescent except sparsely hirsute along veins, base acute, margins subentire, ciliate, apex acuminate or acute; secondary veins 14-18 pairs; stipules caducous, not seen. Inflorescences and flowers not seen. Infructescences branched to several orders, villous; peduncle ca. 8.5 cm, 4-angled; axes 4-5.5 cm, helicoid; bracts lanceolate to linear-subulate, 4-8 mm, ciliate, persistent. Capsules mitriform, ca. 4 × 10-11 mm, crisped villous. Fl. Jun.

● Wet places in forests. Guangxi (Longzhou).


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