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24. Spiradiclis microphylla H. S. Lo, Acta Bot. Austro Sin. 1: 34. 1983.

小叶螺序草 xiao ye luo xu cao

Herbs, ascending, presumably perennial; stems pubescent. Petiole 0.4-1 cm, pubescent; leaf blade drying thinly papery, brown, ovate, 1-3 × 0.5-1.4 cm, glabrous or pilose on both surfaces, base obtuse then decurrent, apex obtuse to acute; secondary veins 4-7 pairs; stipules subulate-lanceolate, acuminate or caudate-acuminate. Inflorescences cymose, several flowered, with axes scorpioid; peduncles 2-5 cm; bracts lanceolate or subulate-lanceolate, 1-2 mm. Calyx pilose to puberulent; hypanthium portion ca. 0.8 mm; limb deeply lobed; lobes ca. 0.7 mm. Corolla white, shortly tubular, ca. 2.5 mm; lobes ovate-triangular, carinate on dorsal surface. Capsules subglobose, valves 4. Fl. Sep-Oct.

● Sparse forests. Jiangxi (Longnan).

This species was keyed by H. S. Lo (in FRPS 71(1): 88. 1999) based on its glabrous stems and inflorescences, but the description (loc. cit.: 101) reported it as pubescent. The key here is adjusted accordingly.


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