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4. Stachyurus cordatulus Merrill, Brittonia. 4: 122. 1941.

滇缅旌节花 dian mian jing jie hua

Shrubs evergreen, ca. 3 m tall. Petiole 6-10 mm; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 8-10 × 2.3-4 cm, papery to leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein and lateral veins raised on both sides; lateral veins 6- or 7-paired, abruptly ascending between midvein and margin, and connected into a longitudinal vein, base cordate or cuneate, margin densely serrulate, apex caudate-acuminate. Spikes erect, 6-8 cm; peduncles ca. 5 mm. Flowers sessile; bract triangular, ca. 1 mm, apex acute; bracteoles ovate, ca. 2 mm, apex acute. Sepals ovate-elliptic, ca. 3 mm. Petals greenish, slightly rosy, obovate, ca. 5 mm, apex rounded. Ovary ovoid-globose, glabrous; style ca. 1 mm. Fruit obovoid-globose, ca. 4 mm in diam. Fl. Jan-Feb, fr. Mar-Jun.

Broad-leaved forests on mountain slopes; 1400-2100 m. NW Yunnan (Gongshan) [N Myanmar].

This species is easily distinguished by its quite special venation.


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