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4. Oxyspora cernua (Roxburgh) J. D. Hooker & Thomson ex Triana, Trans. Linn. Soc. London. 28: 73. 1871.

墨脱尖子木 mo tuo jian zi mu

Melastoma cernuum Roxburgh, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832, 2: 404. 1832 ["cernua"].

Shrubs 1-2 m tall. Stems 4-sided, furfuraceous stellate. Petiole 0.5-4 cm, densely furfuraceous; leaf blade ovate, elliptic-ovate, or subelliptic, 15-32 × 5-12 cm, stiffly papery, abaxially glabrous, furfuraceous only on veins, adaxially furfuraceous or glabrous, secondary veins 2 on each side of midvein, base rounded to subcordate, margin entire or subentire, apex acuminate. Inflorescences terminal, a cymose panicle, 20-40 cm, furfuraceous; peduncle narrowly winged, basally with 2 or 3 bracts; bracts sessile, leaflike, 2-6 × 1.5-4.5 cm, base cordate. Bractlets and bracteoles lanceolate to subulate, 1-3 mm. Hypanthium narrowly funnelform, 0.5-1 cm, longitudinally 8-ribbed, glabrous or furfuraceous. Calyx lobes broadly triangular-ovate, 1-1.2 mm, apex acute and apiculate. Petals pink to red, oblong, 1-1.2 × 0.6-0.8 cm. Longer with connective swollen but not extended at base. Shorter stamens with connective not spurred. Capsule obovoid, 9-13 × ca. 5 mm; hypanthium narrowly funnelform, furfuraceous. Fl. Sep-Nov.

Mixed forest margins, thickets, valleys, moist places; 600-1200 m. SE Xizang [Bhutan, India].


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