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29. Lasianthus simizui (T. S. Liu & J. M. Chao) H. Zhu, Syst. & Geogr. Pl. 72: 92. 2002.

清水氏鸡屎树 qing shui shi ji shi shu

Lasianthus obliquinervis Merrill var. simizui T. S. Liu & J. M. Chao, Taiwania 10: 143. 1964; L. trichophlebus Hemsley var. simizui (T. S. Liu & J. M. Chao) H. Zhu.

Shrubs; branches and branchlets densely hirsute. Petiole 3-5 mm, hirsute; leaf blade leathery or subleathery, oblong or elliptic-oblong, 6-10 × 2.5-4 cm, glabrous adaxially, hirsute on midrib, nerves, and nervules abaxially, base acute, apex cuspidate or acute; lateral veins 6-8 pairs; nervules parallel; nerves and nervules elevated abaxially; stipules triangular-lanceolate, 3-5 mm, hirsute. Inflorescences sessile; bracts subulate, reduced. Flowers sessile. Calyx hirsute; hypanthium portion campanulate; limb ca. 2 mm, toothed for ca. 1/2; teeth 5, ca. 1 mm. Corolla not seen. Fruit subglobose, 5-6 mm in diam., subglabrous; pyrenes 5.

● Forests, shaded and wet places. Taiwan.

This species is similar to Lasianthus trichophlebus and L. verticillatus. It has stipules longer than in L. verticillatus and shorter than in L. trichophlebus, indumentum and a dentate calyx similar to L. trichophlebus, but 5-merous flowers and smooth fruit like L. verticillatus.


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