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6. Pilea amplistipulata C. J. Chen, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(3): 46. 1982.

大托叶冷水花 da tuo ye leng shui hua

Subshrubs small, glabrous, dioecious. Stems terete, 10-15 cm; internodes 1-2 cm. Leaves crowded at stem apex; stipules deciduous, green, oblong, 25 × 16 mm, papery, longitudinally ribbed; petiole 6-8 cm; leaf blade abaxially gray-green, adaxially dark green, obovate-orbicular or suborbicular, symmetric, subequal in size, 9-13 cm, succulent, but thick papery when dry, 3-veined, lateral veins 10 each side, inconspicuous, with scattered cystoliths along veins, base cordate, margin entire or inconspicuously undulate-erose distally, apex obtuse or mucronate. Inflorescences solitary, 7-10 cm overall, peduncle 4-6 cm; female ones laxly cymose-paniculate. Female flowers pedunculate; 2 large perianth lobes cymbiform, ca. 0.6 mm, 2 smaller lobes oblong, 0.3-4 mm; staminodes scale-like, oblong. Achene purplish, ovoid, ca. 1.2 mm, slightly compressed, verrucose. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Aug.

* Wet shaded rocks, near streams in limestone mountains; ca. 600 m. S Yunnan (Jinping).


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