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31. Phyllanthus bodinieri (H. Léveillé) Rehder, J. Arnold Arbor. 18: 212. 1937.

贵州叶下珠 gui zhou ye xia zhu

Sterculia bodinieri H. Léveillé, Fl. Kouy-Tchéou, 406. 1914-1915.

Shrubs up to 1 m tall, monoecious, glabrous throughout; branches grayish, lenticellate; branchlets angular-winged. Leaves distichous; petiole ca. 1 mm; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, 2-3.5 × 0.8-1.2 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially brownish, adaxially yellowish green, base broadly cuneate, margin revolute when dry; midrib elevated on both surfaces, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, obscure. Plants monoecious. Inflorescence an axillary fascicle, ca. 7-flowered. Male flowers ca. 4 mm in diam.; pedicels delicate, 3-8 mm; sepals 4, broadly ovate, purple-red, entire; disk glands 4, broadly elliptic, free, horizontal, middle concave inside; stamens 2, connate; thecae 2, transversely dehiscent. Female flowers 4-4.5 mm in diam.; pedicels 6-10 mm; sepals 6, broadly ovate; disk cup-shaped; ovary globose, 3-celled; styles 3, bifid at apex. Capsules globose. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Montane sparse forests; 500-1000 m. SE Guangxi, SE Guizhou.

The roots and leaves are used as medicine for traumatic injury.


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