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Phyllagathis elattandra Diels


Description from Flora of China

Stapfiophyton elattandrum (Diels) H. L. Li.

Herbs, repent. Stolons ca. 1 cm thick, with conspicuous leaf scar. Stems very short, with 2 or 3 pairs of leaves. Petiole 4-8 cm, sometimes winged; leaf blade elliptic or rarely obovate to suborbicular, 10-22 × 7-15(-18) cm, papery, abaxially furfuraceous and sometimes very sparsely setose on veins, adaxially sparsely setose, secondary veins 3 or 4 on each side of midvein, base cordate to obtuse, margin entire or sometimes inconspicuously sparsely denticulate, apex obtuse to retuse. Inflorescences terminal, umbellate or umbellate panicles; peduncle 8-10 cm, furfuraceous and sometimes with sparse glandular trichomes. Pedicel ca. 1 cm, 4-sided, furfuraceous and with sparse glandular trichomes. Hypanthium funnel-shaped, ca. 5 mm, 4-sided. Calyx lobes inconspicuous. Petals pink, red, or purplish red, oblong-ovate, ca. 10 × 5 mm, oblique, apex acuminate. Stamens 8, whorls unequal, outer stamens fertile, inner ones staminodial. Fertile stamens ca. 1.3 cm; anthers ca. 7 mm, base not tuberculate; connective decurrent, forming a short spur. Ovary ovoid, apex with a membranous ciliate crown. Capsule cup-shaped, apex truncate; hypanthium ca. 6 × 4 mm, 4-sided, 8-ribbed, furfuraceous, wings with glandular trichomes on angles. Fl. Sep-Nov, fr. Jan-Mar.

● Sparse forests, hillsides, valleys, in stone damp soil; 200-1000(-2000) m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan.


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