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Urena repanda Roxb.


Description from Flora of China

Abutilon esquirolii H. Léveillé; Malache repanda (Roxburgh ex Smith) Kuntze; Pavonia repanda (Roxburgh ex Smith) Sprengel; Urena speciosa Wallich.

Herbs perennial, 0.5-1 m tall. Branches terete, densely stellate puberulent. Stipules filiform, 4-5 mm; petiole 1-7 cm, stellate; leaf blade ovate, 4-8 × 1-7 cm; blades on proximal part of stem usually 3-lobed, base rounded to nearly cordate, margin serrate, apex obtuse, those on distal part of stem ovate-oblong to lanceolate, abaxially gray stellate puberulent, adaxially stellate strigose and hirsute. Flowers aggregated on twig tips. Pedicel 1-3 mm. Epicalyx campanulate, connate for ca. 1/2 length, ca. 8 mm, long stellate hirsute. Sepals longer than bracteoles, ovate, acute, persistent, long stellate hirsute. Petals 5, pink, 2.5-3.5 cm. Staminal column glabrous. Ovary glabrous; style verrucose. Fruit nearly globose, ca. 8 mm diam., glabrous; mericarps obtriangular, ca. 4 mm, glabrous or striate. Seeds black, glabrous. Fl. Aug-Nov.

Scrub on slopes; 300-1600 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan [Cambodia, N India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam].


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