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1. Himalrandia lichiangensis (W. W. Smith) Tirvengadum, Nordic J. Bot. 3: 462. 1983.

须弥茜树 xu mi qian shu

Randia lichiangensis W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 8: 200. 1914.

Shrubs, 0.6-3 m tall, many branched; branches stout, weakly flattened to terete, rigid, pilosulous or strigillose to glabrescent. Leaves sessile or subsessile with petiole to 1 mm; blade drying papery to thinly leathery and often black, obovate or obovate-spatulate, 1-6.5 × 0.6-3.5 cm, both surfaces moderately to densely strigillose, base cuneate to obtuse, apex acute to obtuse; secondary veins 3-5 pairs, sometimes with pilosulous domatia in abaxial axils; stipules ovate to triangular, 2.5-5 mm, densely pilosulous, acute to acuminate, often spreading to reflexed. Calyx pilosulous; hypanthium portion ellipsoid, ca. 2 mm; limb ca. 3 mm, deeply lobed; lobes triangular, ciliate, acute. Corolla yellow; tube ca. 3 mm; lobes triangular to ovate, ca. 5 mm, acute. Berry 5-6 mm in diam.; seeds 1 or 2, ca. 3 mm in diam. Fl. May, fr. Jul-Nov.

● Forests or thickets at streamsides in valleys or on mountains; 1400-2400 m. Sichuan, N Yunnan.

The stamens are described as either partially exserted, according to the description of W. C. Chen (in FRPS 71(1): 360. 1999), or fully exserted, according to the accompanying figure (p. 359, t. 94).


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