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Phyllagathis asarifolia C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Herbs. Stems ca. 3 cm, erect or creeping, with conspicuous leaf scar. Leaves ± in a basal rosette; petiole 13-16 cm, puberulous, glabrescent; leaf blade orbicular to ovate-orbicular, ca. 11 × 11 cm, papery, adaxially sparsely strigose but glabrescent, both surfaces puberulous, secondary veins 4 or 5 on each side of midvein, base cordate, margin very small denticulate, apex rounded, retuse, or sometimes abruptly acute. Inflorescences terminal, umbellate, ca. 9-flowered; peduncle 12-15 cm, puberulous. Pedicel 5-8 mm, puberulous. Hypanthium campanulate, ca. 5 mm, glabrous. Calyx lobes ovate, ca. 2 mm, apex acuminate. Petals purple, broadly ovate, ca. 7 × 6 mm, oblique, apex acuminate. Stamens ca. 1.1 cm, equal; anthers lanceolate, ca. 6 mm, base 2-setiform tuberculate; connective inflated, decurrent forming a ca. 1 mm clavate spur. Ovary ovoid, apex with a membranous crown, crown margin abruptly denticulate. Capsule cup-shaped, crown slightly exserting calyx; hypanthium cup-shaped, ca. 8 × 7 mm, apex truncate. Fl. May.

● Dense forests. Guangxi (Pingnan).


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