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Stimpsonia chamaedryoides C. Wright ex A. Gray, Bot. Jap. 410. 1859; Kao & DeVol, Fl. Taiwan 4: 86. pl. 926. 1978; Hu, Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin. 59(1): 139. pl.35 (7-8). 1989; Hu & Kelso, Fl. China 15: 80. 1996.


Stimpsonia chamaedryoides

Credit: HAST

An erect annual or biennial, with multicellular glandular hairs herb, 15-18 cm high. Radical and the few lower caline leaves elliptic to broadly ovate, 1-2 cm long, 7-12 mm wide, rounded at base , the margins toothed, the petioles 1-2 cm long,; upperleaves sessile, ovate-obicular, the margins toothed, with reddish brown spot on both surfaces. Flowers axillary, 4-5 mm across, white, short pedicellate; calyx 2-3 mm long. Capsules globose, with many small seeds.

TAIPEI: Chihsingshan, Chuang 2773; Wutsushan, Nakamura 4059. TAOYUAN: Pintintahu, Simada 1148; Taoyuan, Sasaki s. n. 1909.

Distributed in Southern Japan, the Ryukyus, mainland China, and Taiwan. Fields and low altitudes in the northern part of the island.

Phenology: biennial, annual

Life form: herb

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

Stem: absent

Stem: type: erect

Stem: indumentum: hairy

Leaf: position: cauline, basal

Phyllotaxy: alternate, radical

Leaf: petiole: petiolate, sessile

Leaf: petiole length (mm): 10-20

Leaf: blade shape: ovate

Leaf: blade apex: acute

Leaf: blade base: rounded

Leaf: blade margin: toothed

Leaf: blade surface: pubscent, dotted

Leaf: blade texture: herbaceous

Leaf: blade length (mm): 10-30

Leaf: blade width (mm): 7-15

Inflorescence: position: axillary

Scape: absent

Peduncle: length (mm): 5-10

Bract: absent

Calyx: shape: 5-parted

Sepal: shape: oblong

Sepal: margin: entire

Sepal: length (mm): 2-3

Sepal: width (mm): 0.7-0.8

Corolla: color: white

Corolla: shape: broadly campanulate

Lobe: margin: entire

Lobe: length (mm): 2-3

Lobe: width (mm): 2-3

Filament fused into a ring or not: filament free

Filament inserted position: throat of corolla lobe

Filament: indumentum: glabrous

Filament and anther relative length: filament about equal to anther

Stamens protruding from corolla or not: Stamens not protuding from corolla

Capsule: dehiscence type: longitudinal

Distribution: low elevation cultivated field


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