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Phyllagathis longiradiosa (C. Chen) C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Herbs or shrubs, 30-100 cm tall. Stems terete, glabrescent or sparsely villous. Petiole 3-8.5 cm, sulcate, lateral sides villous or not, glabrescent; leaf blade broadly ovate to subelliptic, 11-23 × 7-13 cm, papery to submembranous, abaxially usually purplish red, densely furfuraceous, and puberulous, adaxially green, densely furfuraceous, and sparsely strigose, secondary veins 3 on each side of midvein, base cordate, margin denticulate to subentire and ciliate or sparsely ciliate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences terminal, umbellate; peduncle 2-4 cm but to 6 cm in fruit, puberulous and sparsely villous. Pedicel ca. 1 cm, puberulous. Hypanthium ca. 1 cm, setose with inflate bases or puberulous. Calyx lobes semiorbicular, ca. 2 mm, outside sparsely setose or puberulous, inside puberulous, apex retuse. Petals rose-colored, broadly ovate, ca. 4 × 5 mm, margin ciliate, apex retuse. Stamens subequal; anther bases tuberculate; connective base inflated forming a short spur. Ovary ovoid, apex with a membranous ciliate crown. Capsule crown minutely exserted from calyx; hypanthium ca. 6 × 8 mm, setose with inflated bases. Fl. May-Jul or Nov, fr. Dec-Jan.

● Broad-leaved evergreen forests; 300-2200 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan.


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