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1. Dicliptera bupleuroides Nees in Wallich, Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 111. 1832.

印度狗肝菜 yin du gou gan cai

Dicliptera roxburghiana Nees var. bupleuroides (Nees) C. B. Clarke.

Herbs to 50 cm tall. Stems sulcate, pubescent. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade ovate, 3.5-7 × 1.8-2.8 cm, glabrous or with 2-celled trichomes, secondary veins 4 or 5 on each side of midvein, base cuneate, margin subentire, apex acuminate. Inflorescences axillary and subsessile or sometimes terminal and shortly pedunculate, cymes, many flowered; peduncle 3-5 mm; bracts lanceolate, 2-3 mm; outer bracteoles green, oblong-lanceolate, 5-7 × ca. 2 mm, abaxially pubescent, base cuneate, margin entire and ciliate, apex mucronate; inner bracteoles green with yellowish margin, lanceolate, ca. 4 × 1.5 mm. Calyx ca. 3 mm; lobes subulate, pubescent. Corolla ca. 5 mm, outside pubescent; lip in lower position orbicular, ca. 1.5 × 1.5 mm; lip in upper position oblong, ca. 2 × 1 mm, 3-lobed, lobes ovate and ca. 0.3 × 0.3 mm. Staminal filaments ca. 2 mm; anther thecae spherical. Ovary pilose at tip; style ca. 3 mm. Capsule ca. 3 mm, pilose at tip. Seeds ovate in outline, ca. 1 mm, papillate. Fl. Nov-May, fr. Dec-Jun. 2n = 26.

Roadsides, forests, shady places; 800-1900 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan [Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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