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Phyllagathis hispidissima (C. Chen) C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Bredia hispidissima C. Chen, Fl. Yunnan. 2: 105. 1979; Phyllagathis xinyiensis Z. J. Feng.

Shrubs 25-150 cm tall. Stems terete, densely hirsute, with long, whitish, spiny trichomes. Petiole 2-5 cm, densely hirsute; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 6-14 × 4.5-7.5 cm, papery, both surfaces densely strigose, secondary veins 3 on each side of midvein, base broadly obtuse, rounded, or subcordate, margin entire and ciliate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, cymes, 3-6-flowered; peduncle ca. 1 cm or shorter. Pedicel ca. 1 cm or shorter, densely hirsute. Hypanthium cup-shaped or subcampanulate, 6-8 mm, densely stellate pilose. Calyx lobes ovate to triangular-ovate, ca. 2 mm, hirsute, ciliate. Petals purplish or rose-colored, obovate, 0.6-1.1 cm, oblique, apex acuminate and with a 1-3-setose tip. Stamens equal; anthers lanceolate; connective decurrent, forming a spur ca. 1 mm. Ovary urceolate, margin setose ciliate, apex with a membranous crown. Capsule cup-shaped, ca. 5 × 5 mm, 4-lobed; hypanthium 8-ribbed. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Dec.

Dense forests, valleys, damp places, rock crevices; 100-1900 m. Guangdong, Yunnan [Vietnam].


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