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3. Sauropus repandus Müller Argoviensis, Flora. 65: 2. 1872.

波萼守宫木 bo e shou gong mu

Erect shrubs ca. 1 m tall, monoecious; stem terete, brown; branches compressed and angular, gray-yellow. Stipules lanceolate, 2-3 mm; petiole ca. 3 mm; leaf blade ovate, elliptic, or ovate-lanceolate, 3-9 × 1.5-3 cm, membranous, abaxially greenish, dark green adaxially, base broadly cuneate or obtuse to rounded, apex acuminate or shortly so; basal veins 3, midrib slightly raised on both surfaces, lateral veins 3-5 pairs. Inflorescence in axillary clusters. Male flowers: pedicels filamentous, 5-6 mm; calyx discoid, 5-6 mm in diam., margins shallowly undulate, greenish; disk segments 6, obcordate, flattened, membranous, depressed at apex, adnate to calyx inside; stamens 3; filaments connate into a short cylinder. Female flowers: pedicels 6-13 mm; calyx 7-9 mm in diam., 6-lobed to base; sepals biseriate, outer broadly ovate, apex obtuse, inner shorter than outer, rotund; ovary turbinate, apex truncate; styles 3, bifid at apex, lobes recurved. Fruit not seen. Fl. Sep-Oct.

Open forested slopes; 800-1300 m. S Yunnan (Menghai) [Bhutan, India (Sikkim)].


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