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5. Pavetta swatowica Bremekamp, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 37: 104. 1934.

汕头大沙叶 shan tou da sha ye

Shrubs, height not noted; branches compressed to terete, pilosulous, green or almost green becoming grayish or blackened when dry. Petiole 1-2 cm, pilosulous; leaf blade drying thinly papery or submembranous, narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate, 10-13 × ca. 5 cm, adaxially glabrescent, abaxially pilosulous, base cuneate, apex long acuminate; secondary veins 6 or 7 pairs; stipules ovate-triangular, ca. 5 mm, puberulent, shortly cuspidate. Inflorescence terminal on developed branches, laxly corymbose, many flowered, pubescent; peduncles 2-3 cm; pedicels 4-6 mm. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx with hypanthium subglobose, densely grayish pilosulous or sericeous; limb shallowly lobed. Corolla white, outside glabrous; tube ca. 14 mm, sparsely tomentose inside; lobes narrowly oblong or oblong-lanceolate, ca. 6 mm. Style ca. 35 mm. Drupes unknown.

● Sparse forests, streamsides. Guangdong.

This name was incorrectly spelled by W. C. Ko (in FRPS 71(2): 26-27. 1999) as "Pavetta swatouica." Ko’s description, perhaps following that of Bremekamp, described the stipules as caducous, although the stipules are otherwise considered persistent in Pavetta by other authors, including Bremekamp.


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