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1. Psilotrichopsis curtisii (Oliver) C. C. Townsend var. hainanensis (F. C. How) H. S. Kiu, Guihaia. 13: 106. 1993.

青花苋 qing hua xian

Aerva hainanensis F. C. How, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 8: 343. 1963; Psilotrichopsis hainanensis (F. C. How) C. C. Townsend.

Herbs perennial, 20-30 cm tall. Stem erect, few branched, long yellow lanose above. Leaves opposite; petiole 5-8 mm, pilose; leaf blade elliptic to oblong, 4.5-10 × 1.5-4 cm, membranous, both surfaces strigose, base cuneate, apex obtuse and rounded, with a mucro. Spikes terminal, 0.8-2 cm, later arranged into short complex thyrsoid structures. Flowers small. Tepals 5, yellow, oblong, 2-2.5 mm, glabrous, with some veins extending to mucros. Stamens ca. 1 mm; filaments united to membranous cup below; pseudostaminodes triangular, very small. Ovary subglobose. Utricles compressed, ca. 1 mm. Seeds dark purple, reniform. Fl. and fr. Jul.

* Hillsides, riverbanks. Hainan.

Psilotrichopsis curtisii var. curtisii occurs in Malaysia.


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