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Blastus brevissimus C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs to 50 cm tall. Stems terete, densely puberulous and with glandular trichomes or setose when young. Petiole very short to nearly absent; leaf blade ovate to lanceolate-ovate, 15-17 × 5-6 cm, papery, abaxially puberulous on veins, sparcely patently setose, and yellow glandular, adaxially puberulous on veins otherwise glabrous, secondary veins 2 on each side of midvein, base rounded to subcordate, margin entire or inconspicuously denticulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences terminal, panicled cymose, ca. 4 × 2 cm, puberulous. Pedicel 2-3 mm. Hypanthium funnelform, ca. 5 mm, glandular. Calyx lobes spatulate, ca. 2.5 mm, glandular, apex rounded. Petals 4, red, oblong-ovate, ca. 4 mm, base obtuse, apex acuminate. Stamens 4; filaments ca. 4 mm; anthers linear-lanceolate, ca. 4 mm, slightly curved; connective, extended to a discoid base. Ovary half inferior, ovoid, 4-celled, ± glandular. Capsule ca. 6 × 4 mm, 4-sided, glandular, crowned by hypanthium lobes. Fl. ca. Aug, fr. Oct.

● Dense mixed forests, mountain slopes; ca. 400 m. Guangxi.


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