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Pellionia retrohispida

Description from Flora of China

Elatostema hirticaule W. T. Wang; E. hunanense W. T. Wang.

Herbs perennial, dioecious. Stems ascending, branched, densely retrorse-strigose. Leaves alternate; stipules triangular, 3.2-6.5 × 1-1.8 mm; petiole 1-3 mm; leaf blade herbaceous, obliquely elliptic, 3.5-7.5 × 1.1-3.3 cm, major lateral veins asymmetric, one basal, the other arising above base, broader outer half auriculate, margin denticulate, apex acuminate; cystoliths obscure, dense; nanophyll absent. Staminate inflorescences 0.8-1.5 cm in diam., peduncle 1-5.5 cm; staminate flowers: tepals 5, elliptic; stamens 5; rudimentary pistil small. Pistillate inflorescences 3-14 mm in diam., peduncle 0.5-2.5 cm; pistillate flowers: tepals 4-5. Achenes narrowly ellipsoidal, tuberculate. Fl. Jan-Jun.

* Valley forests; 300-1600 m. W Fujian, SW Hubei, Hunan, N Guizhou, NW Jiangxi, Sichuan, SW Zhejiang.


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