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Phyllagathis velutina (Diels) C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Bredia velutina Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 65: 109. 1932.

Herbs or shrubs, 0.3-1 m tall, branched. Stems terete, densely ferruginous with glandular trichomes and tomentose. Petiole 3-6(-11.5) cm, densely puberulous and with glandular trichomes; leaf blade ovate to elliptic-ovate, 6-11 × 4.5-7 cm, papery to substiffly papery, abaxially purplish red and densely pilose on veins otherwise sparsely pubescent, adaxially green and densely pubescent, secondary veins 3 or 4(or 5) on each side of midvein, base cordate, margin ciliate and densely serrulate to subentire with each tooth having a terminal seta, apex acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, an umbellate or cymose panicle, 3(-7)-flowered, ferruginous puberulous and with glandular trichomes. Pedicel 5-8 mm but to 1.2 cm in fruit. Hypanthium sometimes purplish red, ca. 6 mm. Calyx lobes narrowly triangular, less than 1 mm, both surfaces puberulous. Petals pink, ovate, ca. 8 mm, oblique, puberulous, margin ciliate, apex acute. Stamens subequal; anthers slightly curved; connective forming a short triangular spur, abaxially tuberculate. Ovary ovoid, apex with a membranous crown. Capsule ovoid, exserted, apex with a membranous crown; hypanthium ca. 6 mm, puberulous and with sparse glandular trichomes; calyx lobes ca. 2 mm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Oct.

● Dense forests, hillsides, damp places; 1000-2300 m. Fujian, Yunnan.


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