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Chrysosplenium hydrocotylifolium Levl. et Vant.


Description from Flora of China

Herbs ca. 27 cm tall. Stems brown pilose, usually leafless. Basal leaves with petiole 2.5-14 cm, proximally mostly brown villous; leaf blade brown spotted, orbicular, 2.3-8.5 × 2.4-8.5 cm, both surfaces glabrous, sometimes pilose adaxially or on both surfaces, base reniform, margin undulate or 34-39-crenate, teeth narrowly colorless at margin, retuse and 1-verrucose at apex. Pleiochasium 10-12 cm; branches barely 7.5 cm, brown pilose; bracteal leaves with petiole 3.5-9 mm, brown villous at axil, leaf blade broadly ovate, 0.5-1.6 × 0.5-1.4 cm, glabrous, sometimes pilose adaxially on proximal leaves, base cuneate, margin 5-8-crenate. Flowers green, 5-6 mm in diam. Sepals spreading, brown spotted, broadly orbicular, ca. 1.8 × 2.4 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse, brown 1-verrucose. Stamens 8; filaments ca. 0.3 mm. Ovary subinferior; styles ca. 0.3 mm. Disc 8-lobed. Capsule 5-5.5 mm, apex subtruncate, retuse; carpels subequal; rostrums ca. 0.2 mm. Seeds dark brown, shiny, subovoid, ca. 1 mm, papillose. Fl. and fr. Apr-Nov.

* Forests, shaded places on limestone hills, limestone clefts; 1300-2400 m. N Guangdong, ?Guangxi, Guizhou, C and SE Sichuan, E Yunnan.


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