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52. Elatostema gueilinense W. T. Wang, Bull. Bot. Lab. N. E. Forest. Inst., Harbin. 7: 50. 1980.

桂林楼梯草 gui lin lou ti cao

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, dioecious, 14-20 cm tall, glabrous. Stems ascending or erect, simple. Leaves alternate; nanophylls absent; stipules linear-lanceolate, 1.2-3 × 0.4-0.9 mm, ciliate; petiole absent; leaf blade obliquely elliptic, 2.5-4 × 0.7-1.2 cm, herbaceous or membranous, major basal lateral veins both arising at base of leaf blade, cystoliths conspicuous, slightly sparse; base obliquely cuneate, margin denticulate, apex acuminate. Male inflorescences solitary, simple, ca. 3.5 mm in diam.; peduncle 4-6 mm; receptacle very small; bracts connate, 1.5-2 mm; bracteoles narrowly lanceolate. Male flowers 4-merous. Fl. Jul.

* Streamside rocks. Guangxi (Lingchuan).


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