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Lysimachia capillipes Hemsl., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 26: 48. 1889; Kao & DeVol, Fl.Taiwan 4: 74. pl. 917. 1978; Chen et al., Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin. 59(1): 38. pl. 7(2-4). 1989; Hu & Kelso, Fl. China 15: 52. 1996.


Lysimachia capillipes

Credit: HAST

A perennial, glabrous herb; fragrant when dry; stolon short; stems usually tufted 4-angled, erect, 30-60 cm long, with many branches on the upper part. Leaves alternate, membranaceous, ovate-elliptical, 1-8 cm long, 6-25 mm wide, acute or acuminate atapex, attenuate at base, the margins entire or slightly undulate; petioles 5-10 mm long. Flowers yellow, axillary, with long pedicels, 1.5-3.5 cm long; calyx cleft nearly to base, the lobes ovate to lanceolate, acuminate, 3-4 mm long; corolla rotate, 5-lobed, the lobes acute, 4 mm long; ovary glabrous. Capsules globose, 3-5 mm in diameter, longitudinally dehiscent, green turning brownish, style persistent; seeds many, brown to black.

TAIPEI: Shihting, Peng 8555; Wulai, Peng 8375. ILAN: Tashi, Chiaoliaoshan, Leu 2210. TAOYUAN: Lalashan, Huang, 2409; Fusing, Kuo11055. HSINCHU: Wufeng, Peng 9357. MIAOLI: Tang 570. TAICHUNG: Sonlin, Sasaki s. n. 1930; Huehshan, Masamune 1257. NANTOU: Hoshe, Shimizu 10983, Huang 4063. CHIAYI: Furshan, Wang 6273; Wenshusi, Kao 7637. TAINAN: Kwantsulin, Huang 995. PINGTUNG: Tewn, Kao 10007. TAITUNG: Haituan, Hsiao 1270. HUALIEN: Fengping, Leu 1478; Taroko Natl. Park, Ho 1210.

Distributed in southern China. Taiwan, throughout low to medium altitudes.

Phenology: perennial

Life form: herb

Root: rooting at node or not: not rooting at node

Stem: present

Stem: type: erect

Stem: shape: angled

Stem: indumentum: glabrous

Leaf: position: cauline

Phyllotaxy: alternate

Leaf: petiole: petiolate

Leaf: petiole length (mm): 4.5-12

Leaf: blade shape: ovate, elliptic

Leaf: blade apex: acute, acuminate

Leaf: blade base: attenuate

Leaf: blade margin: entire

Leaf: blade surface: glabrous

Leaf: blade texture: membranaceous

Leaf: blade length (mm): 10-80

Leaf: blade width (mm): 6-25

Inflorescence: solitary

Inflorescence: position: axillary

Scape: absent

Peduncle: length (mm): 15-40

Bract: absent

Calyx: shape: 5-parted

Sepal: shape: ovate, lanceolate

Sepal: margin: entire

Sepal: length (mm): 3-5

Sepal: width (mm): 1-2

Corolla: color: yellow

Corolla: shape: rotate

Lobe: margin: entire

Lobe: length (mm): 3-4

Lobe: width (mm): 1.5-1.8

Filament fused into a ring or not: filament fuse to a ring

Filament inserted position: base of corolla lobe

Filament: indumentum: glabrous

Filament and anther relative length: filament obviously shorter than anther

Stamens protruding from corolla or not: Stamens protuding from corolla

Capsule: dehiscence type: longitudinal

Distribution: low elevation cultivated field, mid elevation


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