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Blastus setulosus Diels


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs to 1 m tall. Branches subterete, with brown glandular trichomes when young, glabrescent. Petiole 1.5-3.5 cm, densely puberulous; leaf blade oblong to lanceolate-oblong, 7-12 × 2-3.5 cm, papery, abaxially minutely puberulous especially along veins, adaxially minutely puberulous and sparsely strigose, secondary veins 1(or 2) on each side of midvein, base cuneate, margin entire or inconspicuously denticulate with each tooth having a terminal seta, apex acuminate. Inflorescences axillary a leaf scars, umbellate cymose, 3(-5)-flowered; peduncle almost absent. Flowers pedicellate to nearly sessile. Hypanthium campanulate-funnelform, ca. 3.5 mm, 4-sided, densely glandular. Calyx lobes ovate to ovate-triangular, to 1 mm. Petals 4, white, ovate, ca. 4 × 2.5 mm, inclined to one side, apex acuminate. Stamens 4; filaments 3-4 mm; anthers lanceolate, ca. 4.5 mm, not tuberculate at base; connective slightly inflated. Ovary inferior, urceolate, 4-celled, glandular. Capsule ellipsoid, small squamose. Fl. Jul, fr. Aug.

● Mixed forests, moist places; 200-900 m. Guangdong, Guangxi.


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