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8. Phyllanthodendron moi (P. T. Li) P. T. Li, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 7(3): 9. 1987.

弄岗珠子木 nong gang zhu zi mu

Phyllanthus moi P. T. Li, Guihaia 3(3): 167. 1983.

Erect shrubs usually ca. 3 m tall, monoecious; stem nearly gray, striped; branchlets angular-winged, glabrous. Stipules narrowly triangular, 3-4 mm, base subauriculate; petiole less than 2 mm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-oblong, 5-10 × 2.5-4.5 cm, thinly papery, both surfaces glabrous, base rounded, apex caudate-acuminate; midrib and lateral veins in 5-7 pairs, slightly elevated on both surfaces, anastomosing before margins. Inflorescences 1- or 2-flowered. Male flowers: pedicel filamentous, 30-35 mm, pubescent at base; sepals 4, lanceolate, ca. 4.5 × 1.5 mm, midrib elevated abaxially; disk segments 4, obovate, ca. 1 mm, membranous; stamens 4, ca. 5 mm; filaments connate into a terete column; anthers oblong, connectives lanceolate, elongated at apex; pistillode terete, shortly 3-fid at apex. Female flowers: pedicel 35-40 mm, pubescent at base; sepals 6, spatulate, ca. 3.5 × 1.5 mm, midrib elevated abaxially; disk segments 6, obovate, ca. 1 mm; ovary globose, 3-locular, pubescent. Capsules subglobose, ca. 0.8 cm in diam., pericarp with convex triangular-reticulate pattern, endocarp horny. Seed broadly ovoid, ca. 4 × 3 mm. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Aug-Nov.

● Montane slopes, valley scrub or thickets; 500-800 m. W Guangxi.


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