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1a. Osbeckia chinensis var. chinensis

金锦香(原变种) jin jin xiang (yuan bian zhong)

Osbeckia kainantensis Masamune.

Herbs, rarely shrubs, 20-60 cm tall. Petiole 2-10 mm; leaf blade linear, linear-lanceolate, or rarely ovate-lanceolate, 2-4(-8) × 0.3-0.8(-2.1) cm, base obtuse to subrounded, apex acute. Petals 0.8-1.5 cm. Hypanthium glabrous or with 1-5 setiform tubercles. Fl. Jul-Dec, fr. Sep-Nov.

Grasslands on mountain slopes, sparse forests, trailsides; near sea level to 1500 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin (Changbai Shan), Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; Australia].

In FRPS (53(1): 151. 1984), where Osbeckia kainantensis was an accepted species, the specific epithet was incorrectly spelled "hainanensis."


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