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Phyllagathis longearistata C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, creeping or ascending, ca. 40 cm. Stems 4-sided, villous and puberulous. Petiole 1.5-3 cm, villous and puberulous; leaf ovate to oblong-ovate, 4-7.5 × 1.5-3.5 cm, papery, abaxially puberulous on veins otherwise glabrous, adaxially puberulous and sparsely strigose between teeth, secondary veins 2 on each side of midvein, base subcordate to obtuse, margin inconspicuously serrulate with each tooth having a terminal seta, apex obtusely acute. Inflorescences terminal, umbellate; peduncle ca. 5 mm. Pedicel ca. 1.5 mm, puberulous. Hypanthium campanulate, ca. 5 mm, villous and puberulous. Calyx lobes broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm, sparsely puberulous, margin villous ciliate, apex acute. Petals white, ovate, ca. 3 × 4.5 mm, with glandular trichomes, margin ciliate, apex acute with and with an aristate tip. Stamens equal, ca. 5.5 mm; anthers lanceolate, ca. 3.5 mm; connective decurrent, discoid. Ovary ovoid, apex with a membranous crown, crown margin abruptly denticulate. Capsule cup-shaped; hypanthium cup-shaped, ca. 7 × 6 mm, setose, apex truncate. Fl. Jun.

● Stream banks. Guangxi (Hechi).


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