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3. Pavetta polyantha (J. D. Hooker) R. Brown ex Bremekamp, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 37: 103. 1934.

多花大沙叶 duo hua da sha ye

Pavetta indica Linnaeus var. polyantha J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 3: 150. 1880.

Shrubs, 1-3 m tall; young branches compressed to subterete, glabrescent or puberulent. Petiole 10-30 mm, puberulent; leaf blade drying membranous, narrowly obovate or lanceolate, 9-13 × 3.5-4.7 cm, with several bacterial nodules, adaxially glabrescent, abaxially puberulent at least along veins, base cuneate or acute, apex acuminate; secondary veins 6-8 pairs; stipules ovate-triangular, 5-7 mm, puberulent or glabrescent, shortly aristate. Inflorescences terminal on developed branches, laxly corymbose, ca. 9 × 15 cm, many flowered, strigillose to glabrescent; peduncle 1.5-2 cm; pedicels 3-5 mm. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx with hypanthium portion ellipsoid, 1-1.2 mm, densely strigillose; limb 1-1.5 mm, sparsely strigillose, lobed for up to 1/2. Corolla white, outside glabrous; tube 19-22 mm, bearded in throat; lobes narrowly ligulate, 6-7 mm, obtuse to rounded. Style ca. 30 mm. Drupe globose, ca. 8 mm, glabrous. Fl. Apr-Jun.

Sparse forests, streamsides; 900-1200 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines].

Rout and Deb (Bull. Bot. Surv. India 41: 122-128. 1999) included Pavetta polyantha within their circumscription of P. indica var. glabrescens (Kurz) Deb & Rout. The name P. polyantha is based on a Wallich specimen from Assam.


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