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1. Sauvagesia rhodoleuca (Diels) M. C. E. Amaral, Novon. 16: 2. 2006.

合柱金莲木 he zhu jin lian mu

Sinia rhodoleuca Diels, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 10: 889. 1930.

Small erect shrubs, ca. 1 m tall. Stem single or forked near apex, dark purple, striate, glabrous. Stipules (2-)3-5 mm; petiole 3-5 mm, sulcate adaxially; leaf blade narrowly lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 7-15 × 1.5-3 cm, chartaceous, glabrous on both surfaces, base narrowly cuneate, margin with dense and unequal glandular teeth, apex acuminate; midvein prominent on both surfaces; secondary veins numerous, ± parallel; veinlets
conspicuous. Inflorescences 6-10 cm, narrow; peduncle 3-4 cm. Sepals light green, ovate to lanceolate, 3-4 mm, not enclosing mature floral bud, margins ciliate-glandular. Petals white or pink, broadly elliptic, 4-6.5 mm, slightly concave. Stamens 2.5-3.5 mm; filaments short; anthers sagittate, ca. 2 mm, longitudinally dehiscent; staminodes in 2 whorls, persistent, white, base slightly connate to fertile stamens; in outer whorl numerous, broadly spatulate, ca. 1 mm; in middle whorl 10, petaloid, oblong, 4-5 mm, 5 longer and 3-nerved alternate with 5 shorter and 1-nerved. Ovary 3-carpellate, ovoid, 1.5-3 mm; style terete. Capsule ovoid, ca. 5 mm, 3-valvate. Seeds ca. 1.5 mm; testa dark red. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Jul.

● By streams in dense forests; ca. 1000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi.


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