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Phyllagathis latisepala C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Herbs or shrublets, to 20 cm tall. Stems stoloniferous, 4-sided, puberulous. Petiole 1.5-3.5 cm, densely puberulous, laterally with sparsely long setose trichomes; leaf blade elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or sometimes ovate-elliptic, 3.5-7 × 2.2-4 cm, papery, abaxially densely bullate and puberulous on veins, adaxially puberulous and strigose, secondary veins 3 on each side of midvein, base rounded to obtuse, margin ciliate and subentire to inconspicuous sparsely serrulate, apex acute to obtuse. Inflorescences terminal, cymose umbellate, 1- or 2-flowered; peduncle 0.5-2 cm, puberulous. Pedicel ca. 1.2 mm, ca. 1.5 cm in fruit. Hypanthium cup-shaped, ca. 4 × 3 mm, puberulous and sparsely setose. Calyx lobes broadly ovate, ca. 2 × 2 mm, both surfaces glabrous, margin setose ciliate, apex acute. Petals white. Stamens equal, ca. 1.2 cm; anthers lanceolate, ca. 6 mm, base setose; connective decurrent and tuberculate. Ovary ovoid, apex with a membranous crown, crown margin ciliate with glandular trichomes. Capsule cup-shaped; hypanthium ca. 5 × 4 mm, puberulous and sparsely setose. Fl. Sep, fr. Sep.

● Mountain slopes, rock crevices, shaded areas; 300-400 m. Hubei.


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