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1. Dichondra micrantha Urban, Symb. Antill. 9: 243. 1924.

马蹄金 ma ti jin

Dichondra repens var. micrantha (Urban) Lu.

Herbs perennial. Stems prostrate, freely branching, sparsely pubescent, rooting at nodes. Petiole 2-3.5 cm; leaf blade reniform to nearly circular, 0.8-1.5(-2.5) cm in diam., abaxially sparsely appressed pilose, adaxially glabrous. Pedicel erect, shorter than petiole, sharply recurved apically. Calyx broadly campanulate; lobes obovate-oblong to spatulate, 1.5-2 mm, becoming enlarged to 2.5 mm, margin densely pubescent. Corolla yellow, ca. 2 mm, 5-lobed to middle, glabrous. Stamens equal. Ovary pilose. Styles free, slightly unequal. Capsule subglobose, 2-2.6 mm, membranous, sparsely pubescent. Seeds yellow to brown, glabrous. 2n = 24*, 30.

Grasslands on mountain slopes, roadsides; 1300-2000 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, ?Qinghai, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan including Ryukyu Islands, S Korea, Thailand; North America, Pacific Islands, South America]

The whole plant is used for treating diarrhea.


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