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Hedyotis hirsuta (L. f.) Sprang., Pugill. 2:35. 1815.


  • Hedyotis lindleyana Hook. ex Wight & Am.
  • Hedyotis stipulata R. Br. ex Hook. f.
  • Oldenlandia hirsuta L. f.
  • Oldenlandia japonica Miq.

    Stem slender, herbaceous and diffusely branched, rooting below at nodes. Leaves 1.5-2.5 x 1-1.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate acute, base attenuate or rounded; petiole c. 4 mm long, sparsely hairy above, almost glabrous beneath; stipules divided into long bristles. Inflorescence a capitate cyme. Flowers white, pedicel short, glabrous, calyx-teeth persistent, recurved and lanceolate, c. 2.5 mm long, enlarged in fruit. Fruit indehiscent or dehiscing loculicidally, c. 2 x 3 mm or more, broadly globose. Seeds numerous, angular and pitted.

    Type: Habitat in Java, Thunberg (UPS).

    Distribution: Java, Japan to temperate Himalayas, Bhutan to East Kashmir and Pakistan.


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