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Pollia secundiflora (Blume) R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink


Description from Flora of China

Commelina secundiflora Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae 1: 3. 1827; Aclisia gigantea Hasskarl; A. indica Wight; A. sorzogonensis E. Meyer; Pollia sorzogonensis (E. Meyer) Endley.

Herbs perennial. Stems erect, to 20 cm × 7 mm, sparsely white-pubescent. Leaves sessile; leaf sheath ca. 2.5 cm, rather densely pubescent; leaf blade elliptic, ca. 20 × 5 cm, verrucose adaxially, densely puberulent abaxially. Inflorescence longer than distal leaves; proximal inflorescence branches with peduncle to more than 20 cm, densely brown-yellow hooked hirsute; cincinni numerous, ca. 2 cm, in whorls or not, densely brown-yellow hooked hirsute; proximal involucral bracts leaflike, nearly as large as leaves, distal ones much smaller, to 5 mm, densely brown-yellow hirsute; bracts membranous. Sepals ovate-orbicular, boat-shaped, ca. 3 mm, glabrous, persistent. Petals white, obovate, shallowly boat-shaped, ca. 5 mm. Stamens 6; fertile stamens 3, anterior; staminodes 3, with shorter filaments. Fruit globose, ca. 6 mm in diam. Fl. Apr.

Dense forests on low mountains. NE Guangxi (Longsheng Ge Zu Zizhixian), S Guizhou, Hainan, Hong Kong, EC Hunan (Nanyue), S Yunnan (Jinping Xian) [India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].

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