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26. Premna steppicola Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 902. 1936.

草坡豆腐柴 cao po dou fu chai

Shrubs. Branchlets, petioles, and inflorescences densely puberulent when young, glabrescent. Branchlets slender. Petiole 4-5 mm; leaf blade broadly ovate, 1.5-3.5 X 1.2-2 cm, abaxially densely puberulent along veins, adaxially minutely hirsute, base subrounded, margin slightly dentate near base, apex acuminate, veins 3 or 4 pairs. Inflorescences ca. 1.5-2 cm across; bracts linear, densely white pilose. Calyx campanulate, 3-4 mm; teeth 5, lanceolate, ca. 2/3 calyx length, sparsely minutely hirsute, densely glandular. Corolla ca. 6 mm, sparsely minutely hirsute, densely glandular, villous in throat, slightly 2-lipped, lower lip 3-lobed, upper lip emarginate. Stamens nearly included. Ovary apically glandular. Fruit black, ca. 2.5 mm in diam. Fr. Oct.

* Valleys or waste places; 1400-1500 m. SW Sichuan, NW Yunnan



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