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25. Pilea lomatogramma Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 135. 1929.

隆脉冷水花 long mai leng shui hua

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, stoloniferous, glabrous, dioecious or monoecious. Stems often reddish, brownish when dry, simple or few branched, angled at base, 10-25 cm tall, somewhat succulent. Stipules persistent, greenish, broadly ovate, 1-2 mm, herbaceous, obtuse at apex; petioles subequal in length, 0.5-2.5 cm; leaf blade abaxially pale green or purplish, adaxially dark green or gray-green, elliptic or ovate, subequal in size, 1-4 × 0.7-2.5 cm, subleathery, 3-veined, very prominent adaxially, lateral veins several, irregular, inconspicuous, base broadly rounded or cuneate, margin crenate-serrate, apex acute or obtuse. Inflorescences solitary; male inflorescence a few branched cyme, longer than leaves, peduncule 2-5 cm; female cymes often compacted into clusters, 0.5-1 cm, subsessile or shortly pedunculate. Male flowers pedicellate, in bud ca. 1.5 mm; perianth lobes 4, ovate-oblong, subapically corniculate; stamens 4; rudimentary ovary small, conic. Female flowers subsessile; perianth lobes connate at base, unequal, abaxial lobe cymbiform, longer, subapically corniculate; staminodes 3, squamiform, oblong. Achene obliquely ovoid, ca. 0.8 mm, slightly compressed, inconspicuously verrucose. Fl. Apr-Sep, fr. Jun-Oct.

* Shaded wet places on rocks or along streams, near streams in forests; 1000-2000 m. NW Fujian, SW Hubei, Sichuan, NE Yunnan.


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