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3. Hylodesmum menglaense (C. Chen & X. J. Cui) H. Ohashi & R. R. Mill, Edinburgh J. Bot. 57: 180. 2000.

勐蜡长柄山蚂蝗 meng la chang bing shan ma huang

Podocarpium menglaense C. Chen & X. J. Cui, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 9: 305. 1987; Desmodium menglaense (C. Chen & X. J. Cui) H. Ohashi.

Herbs, erect, 50-100 cm tall. Stems simple, glabrous, somewhat woody near base. Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole 6-11 cm, glabrous; terminal leaflet base broadly ovate or broadly elliptic, 13-19 × 7-10 cm, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially white spotted, base rounded or nearly cuneate, apex acuminate or caudate-acuminate; lateral leaflets slightly smaller, narrowly ovate or narrowly elliptic, base oblique. Racemes terminal and axillary. Pedicel 5-7 mm. Ovary long stipitate, stipe 0.9-1.5 cm, glabrous. Legume 4- or 5-jointed, densely hooked pubes­cent; articles narrowly ovoid or narrowly ellipsoid, 3.2-5.4 cm × 3.5-4 mm. Fr. Nov.

● Forest margins, streamsides; ca. 600 m. S Yunnan.


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