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9. Phyllanthus gracilipes (Miquel) Müller Argoviensis, Linnaea. 32: 47. 1863.

毛果叶下珠 mao guo ye xia zhu

Reidia gracilipes Miquel, Fl. Ned. Ind. 1(2): 374. 1859; Eriococcus gracilis Hasskarl; Phyllanthus concinnus Ridley; P. discofractus Croizat; P. gracilis Roxburgh; P. hullettii Ridley; R. gracilis (Hasskarl) Miquel.

Shrubs up to 3 m tall, ?dioecious; stem in upper part and branches rufous puberulent. Leaves distichous; stipules ovate-lanceolate, to 1.5 mm; petiole 2-3 mm, puberulent; leaf blade elliptic to obliquely oblong-lanceolate, 2.5-10 × 1.5-4 cm, membranous to thinly papery, ash gray adaxially when dry, brown-reddish abaxially, glabrous or puberulent beneath, base rounded, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins ca. 6 pairs, delicate. Inflorescence an axillary cyme, many flowered. Male flowers ca. 4 mm in diam.; pedicels ca. 10 mm; sepals 4, ovate-triangular, 2-3 × 1.5-2 mm, purplish, margin irregularly serrate; disk urn-shaped; stamens 4; filaments connate. Female flowers ca. 7 mm; pedicels 1-1.5 cm; sepals 6, 2-seriate, ovate-triangular, 2-3.5 × 1.5-2 mm, ribbed, margin fimbriate; disk cup-shaped, subentire or shallowly 6-lobed, enclosing base of ovary; ovary subglobose, longitudinally angular, tuberculate; styles 3, erect, deeply bifid. Fruiting pedicels to 5 cm; capsules oblate, ca. 6 mm in diam., 3-celled, densely rufous crispate lanate. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Aug-Nov.

Open forests; ca. 900 m. W Guangxi [Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam].


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