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6. Blastus pauciflorus (Bentham) Guillaumin, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 60: 90. 1913.

少花柏拉木 shao hua bai la mu

Allomorphia pauciflora Bentham, London J. Bot. 1: 485. 1842; A. bodinieri H. Léveillé; Blastus apricus (Handel-Mazzetti) H. L. Li; B. apricus var. longiflorus (Handel-Mazzetti) C. Chen; B. cavaleriei H. Léveillé & Vaniot; B. cavaleriei var. tomentosus (H. L. Li) C. Chen; B. dunnianus H. Léveillé; B. dunnianus var. glandulosetosus C. Chen; B. ernae Handel-Mazzetti; B. hindsii Hance, nom. illeg. superfl.; B. lii M. P. Nayar; B. longiflorus Handel-Mazzetti; B. longiflorus var. apricus (Handel-Mazzetti) Y. L. Zheng & N. H. Xia; B. spathulicalyx Handel-Mazzetti; B. spathulicalyx var. apricus Handel-Mazzetti; B. squamosus C. Y. Wu & Y. C. Huang; B. thaiyongii C. Hansen; B. tomentosus H. L. Li (1944), not Bakhuizen f. (1943); Oxyspora pauciflora (Bentham) Bentham.

Shrubs 0.6-2 m tall, branched. Stems terete, puberulous and yellow glandular when young. Petiole 0.4-1.5(-2.8) cm, densely puberulous and remotely glandular; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate to ovate, (5-)10-12(-25) × (2-)3-7.3(-10) cm, papery, abaxially densely puberulous and remotely glandular on veins otherwise densely yellow glandular, adaxially only puberulous on veins, secondary veins 1 or 2 on each side of midvein, base obtuse to rounded, margin nearly entire to minutely denticulate, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescences terminal, panicled cymose, 7.5-13 × 3-7 cm, densely puberulous and remotely glandular. Pedicels 1-3 mm. Hypanthium funnelform, 3.8-6(-8) mm, (3 or)4-sided, densely stipitate glandular. Calyx lobes shortly triangular or spatulate, 0.5-3 mm. Petals (3 or)4, pink to reddish lavender, ovate, 2.5-4(-5) mm, inclined to one side, ± glandular, apex acute. Stamens (3 or)4; filaments 5-7(-10) mm, sparsely puberulous; anthers linear, (4.8-)6.2-7.4(-8) mm, slightly curved, 2-tuberculate to sagittate at base; connective not or only minutely inflated, extended to base. Ovary half inferior, ovoid, (3 or)4-celled, ± glandular. Capsule ovoid, 3.8-4.5 × 2.5-3 mm, crowned by hypanthium lobes, yellow glandular when immature, dehiscing longitudinally. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Aug-Nov.

● Mixed forests, mountain slopes, low hills, valleys, stream banks, moist places, trailsides; 100-1600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan.


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