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75. Pilea ternifolia Weddell, Monogr. Urtic. 202. 1856.

羽脉冷水花 yu mai leng shui hua

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, stoloniferous, glabrous, dioecious. Tubers brownish, conic, from thickened nodes. Stems simple, thin, 6-20 cm tall, 1-2 mm in diam., somewhat succulent; internodes long inferior, very short superior. Leaves crowded on upper 2 or 3 nodes, opposite, sometimes 4 in whorl; stipules persistent, deltoid, ca. 1 mm, membranous; petiole slender, unequal in length, 1-5 mm; leaf blade linear or oblong-lanceolate, slightly asymmetric, unequal in size, 3-9 × 0.5-1 cm, membranous, lateral veins 6-10 each side, base attenuate, obtusely rounded or emarginate, cystoliths linear, margin sharply serrate, apex long acuminate or attenuate. Inflorescences in upper nodes, compact captitula; peduncle 1-2 cm; glomerules few flowered. Male flowers pedicellate, ca. 1.5 mm; perianth lobes obovate, connate 1/2 of length, subapically corniculate; rudimentary ovary minute, conic. Female perianth lobes unequal, abaxial lobe cymbiform, longer, lateral 2 lobes triangular-ovate, much shorter. Achene ovoid, 1-1.2 mm, compressed, oblique, smooth, enclosed by persistent perianth. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Sep.

Shaded moist places in forests, mossy rocks, near streams; 2900-3100 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, N India, Nepal, Sikkim].


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