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Phyllagathis erecta (S. Y. Hu) C. Y. Wu ex C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Stapfiophyton erectum S. Y. Hu, J. Arnold Arbor. 33: 174. 1952.

Herbs or shrubs, 30-100 cm tall, erect, branched. Stems nearly 4-sided, densely puberulous, becoming glabrous. Petiole 1.5-3.5 cm, both sides slightly winged, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic, ovate-elliptic, or broadly elliptic, 8.5-16 × 4.7-6.2(-9) cm, papery to stiffly papery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially furfuraceous or sometimes tuberculate, adaxially densely white bullate, secondary veins 2 on each side of midvein, veins conspicuous, base cuneate to obtuse, margin entire, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescences terminal, umbellate cymose panicles, 5-8 × ca. 4 cm, furfuraceous. Flowers unknown. Capsule cup-shaped, ca. 4 × 6 mm, 4-sided. Pedicel 5-8 mm, 4-sided, narrowly winged on angles, furfuraceous. Fr. Nov-Jan.

● Dense forests, limestone hills, moist places; 1000-1500 m. Guangxi, Yunnan.


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