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4. Rinorea virgata (Thwaites) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 1: 42. 1891.

鳞隔堇 lin ge jin

Scyphellandra virgata Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 21. 1858; Alsodeia virgata (Thwaites) J. D. Hooker & Thomson; Rinorea pierrei (H. Boissieu) Melchior; S. pierrei H. Boissieu.

Shrubs erect, ca. 1 m tall. Young branches puberulous; old ones gray-white, glabrous. Lower leaves often 2- or 3-clustered, upper ones alternate; stipules small, shorter than petioles, lanceolate or subtriangular, slightly raised abaxially, pubescent; petiole short, ca. 3 mm, tomentose; leaf blade ovate or elliptic, highly variable in size, (1.5-)3-4(-5) × (0.8-)1.5-2(-2.5) cm, veins slightly raised, slightly puberulous, margin serrulate, apex obtuse or ± acute. Flowers small, unisexual, actinomorphic, axillary, solitary or clustered. Staminate flowers: pedicels ca. 5 mm, slender, slightly hairy or glabrous; sepals 5, subtriangular, shortly hairy; petals 5, oblong, outside slightly hairy, apex acuminate; stamens subequaling petals, anthers 2-thecate, longitudinally dehiscent, connectives yellow, subulate; ovary reduced. Pistillate flowers: pedicels ca. 3 mm, glabrous, with 3 or 4 subtriangular bracteoles at base; sepals persistent, subtriangular, margin ciliolate; petals oblong, outside slightly hairy; stamens reduced, connectives lanceolate, conspicuous, anthers absent; ovary ovoid-orbicular, glabrous, styles erect, stigmas capitate, 3-lobed. Capsule oblong, 3-valved, rarely 2-valved, apex caudate. Fl. spring-summer, fr. summer-autumn.

Forest margins, thickets; below 600 m. Hainan [Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].


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