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73. Elatostema calciferum W. T. Wang, Keys Vasc. Pl. Wuling Mts. 577. 1995.

具钙楼梯草 ju gai lou ti cao

Herbs perennial, dioecious, ca. 27 cm tall. Stems ascending or erect, simple, strigose. Leaves alternate; nanophylls absent; stipules subulate, ca. 4 × 0.5 mm, hirtellous, without cystoliths; petiole 0-1.5 mm; leaf blade obovate-oblong or broadly oblanceolate, 6-8.5 × 1.5-3 cm, papery, major basal lateral veins absent and venation pinnate, abaxial surface pilose along nerves, adaxial surface strigose, cystoliths obscure, sparse; base cuneate, margin dentate or denticulate, apex acuminate. Female inflorescences solitary, 30-flowered or more, 4-5 mm in diam.; peduncle 0-1.5 mm; receptacle elliptic, 3-4 mm in diam.; bracts narrowly triangular; bracteoles spatulate. Achenes narrowly ovoid, 7-ribbed. Fl. Jun.

* Woodland margins on mountain slopes; ca. 200 m. NW Hunan.


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