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Phrynium hainanense

Description from Flora of China

Plants ca. 1 m tall. Basal leaves several; cauline leaf 1; leaf sheath strigose; petiole pulvinus 3--4 cm; leaf blade oblong, 25--45 × 8--14 cm, glabrous, base rounded to subrounded and shortly and abruptly attenuate, apex acuminate to caudate. Inflorescence pedunculate, composed of several clustered spikes, capitate, 7--8 cm in diam.; peduncle 2.5--6 cm; bracts oblong-ovate, 2--3 cm, glabrous, wholly shredding into fibers after anthesis. Flowers white; pedicel ca. 5 mm. Sepals ovate, 1.1--1.3 cm. Corolla tube ca. 7 mm; lobes obovate-oblong, ca. 7 mm. Outer staminodes equaling corolla tube. Ovary ca. 2.5 mm, angled, densely golden yellow villous. Fruit white, trigonous obpyramidal, 0.8--1 × 1--1.2 cm, villous. Seeds 3. Fl and fr. Jul--Oct.

* Valleys; ca. 1600 m. Guangdong, Hainan.


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