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Phyllagathis scorpiothyrsoides C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Herbs to 20 cm tall. Stems stoloniferous, 4-sided or 6-angled, furfuraceous. Petiole 3.5-6.5 cm, furfuraceous; leaf blade broadly elliptic to ovate, 7-10 × 5.2-8.8 cm, stiffly papery, both surfaces furfuraceous, adaxially with (or sometimes without) a line of whitish yellow spots between secondary veins, base cordate to subcordate, margin inconspicuous denticulate, apex acute. Inflorescences terminal, umbellate; peduncle ca. 6.5 cm; bracts leaflike, lanceolate, ca. 6 × 1.7 mm, with or without whitish yellow spots. Pedicel ca. 8 mm in fruit, 4-sided. Capsule cup-shaped; hypanthium cup-shaped, 4-sided, sparsely triangular setose, furfuraceous. Fr. Jun.

Forests, valleys, hillsides, shaded damp places. Guangxi [Vietnam].


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