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1. Premna pyramidata Wallich ex Schauer in A. de Candolle, Prodr. 11: 633. 1847.

塔序豆腐柴 ta xu dou fu chai

Shrubs or small trees, ca. 6 m tall, erect. Branchlets with sparsely stellate hairs when young, glabrescent. Petiole 1.5-3.5 cm, 4-angled, with stellate hairs; leaf blade oblong, elliptic, or oblong-ovate, 7.5-15 X 4-7 cm, papery, with stellate hairs and yellow glands along veins, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate to acute. Panicles 6-8 X 3.5-4 cm; peduncle 1.5-2.5 cm, with stellate hairs; bracts linear, less than 5 mm. CalyX campanulate, 5-dentate, outside stellate pubescent; teeth subequal, very short, obtusely triangular. Corolla slightly 2-lipped, lower lip usually 3-lobed, upper lip rounded to emarginate, outside with stellate hairs, villous in throat. Stamens 4, didynamous. Style 3-4 mm. Fruit globose, 3-5 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.

Thickets or forests on mountain slopes or along river banks; 300-600 m. Guangdong [India, Myanmar].


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