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1. Pellionia heyneana Weddell, Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 9: 287. 1855.

全缘赤车 quan yuan chi che

Description from Flora of China

Elatostema heyneanum (Weddell) A. Haller.

Herbs perennial or subshrubs, monoecious or dioecious. Stems ascending or erect, branched or simple, strigose. Leaves alternate; stipules triangular, ca. 10 × 3.5 mm; petiole 0.5-2.0 cm; leaf blade papery, obliquely elliptic, elliptic-ovate, or obovate, 5-13(-15) × 3-6.8(-7.4) cm, major lateral veins symmetric, both basal, broader outer half auriculate, margin entire, apex acuminate or cuspidate; cystoliths slightly conspicuous, dense; nanophylls narrowly ovate, 3-4 mm. Staminate inflorescences 1.5-3.5 cm in diam., peduncle 5.5-12 cm; staminate flowers: tepals 5, elliptic; stamens 5; rudimentary pistil subulate. Pistillate inflorescences 6-8 mm in diam., peduncle 2-5 mm; pistillate flowers: tepals 5. Achenes ovoid or narrowly ovoid, tuberculate. Fl. May-Aug.

Mountain forests, along streams, streamsides, damp places; 900-1000 m. N Guangxi, Yunnan [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand].


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