Haloragis chinensis

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Haloragis chinensis


Erect or suberect, obviously perennial, mostly branched herb, 10-60 cm; Leaves decussate, ovate to narrow lanceolate, 2-26 by 1-9 mm, hairy, especially the underside of the midrib, margin on either side with 3-10 teeth; Flowers erecto-patent to patent. Sepals 0.5-0.9 by 0.4-0.6 mm, glabrous, often incurved. Petals 1-1¾ mm, hairy on the midrib outside, mostly red to brick red, sometimes green. Stamens 8; Fruit erecto-patent to patent, globular to broadly ellipsoid, 0.7-1 by 0.8-1 mm, not thickened below the sepals, the ribs often ± tuberculate, sometimes with 1(-3) low intercostal tubercles, glabrous or with incurved and appressed hairs, surface granular and punctate.


Aru Is present, Asia-Temperate: Hainan (Hainan present), Asia-Tropical: Lesser Sunda Is. present; Malaya (Singapore present); Maluku (Maluku present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Atherton Mts present, Australasia: Queensland (Queensland present), Busuanga present, Calamian Is present, Carolines present, Ceram present, Cochinchina present, Ferguson I present, Flores present, Hongkong present, Jap present, Jesselton present, Kelsey Creek near Proserpine present, Kwangtung present, Labuan present, Luzon present, Macao present, Micronesia present, Mindanao present, N. Borneo present, N. Sumatra present, Pacific: Hawaii, S. China present, Sumba present, Toba-Batak area present, Tonkin present
Indo-China (Cochinchina, Tonkin, sec. GUILLAUMIN and TARDIEU-BLOT), S. China (also Kwangtung, Macao, HongKong, Hainan), through Malesia to Micronesia (Carolines: Jap) and Queensland (Kelsey Creek near Proserpine; Atherton Mts, introduced in Hawaii (DEGENER 30591); in Malesia: N. Sumatra (Toba-Batak area), Singapore, N. Borneo (Jesselton, Labuan), Celebes, Philippines (Luzon, Calamian Is., Busuanga, Mindanao), Moluccas (Ceram, Aru Is.), Lesser Sunda Islands (Sumba, Flores), New Guinea (also Ferguson I.). .


Allied to H. philippinensis but easily distinguishable. More closely allied to H. tetragyna HOOK. f, and by BENTHAM (1864) even united with it as var. micrantha BTH., l.c.


Clarke 1878 – In: Fl. Br. Ind.: 430
TUYAMA 1940: p. 284. – In: J. Jap. Bot.: f. 5b, 6
SCHINDL. 1905: p. 28. – In: Pfl. R.: f. 9A
Merr. 1940 – In: Sunyatsenia: 150
MERR. & PERRY 1942 – In: J. Arn. Arb.: 407
KANEH. 1935: En. Micr.: 383
KENG 1970: p. 123. – In: Mal. Nat. J.: t. 13
WENT f. 1924 – In: Nova Guinea: 108
Merr. 1906 – In: Philip. J. Sc.: Suppl. 216
BRITTEN 1907 – In: J. Bot.: 135
H. J. LAM 1945 – In: Blumea: 581
Merr. 1948 – In: J. Arn. Arb.: 161
Merr. 1917 – In: J. Str. Br. R. As. Soc.: 102
VALET. 1907 – In: Bull. Dép. Agr. Ind. Neerl.: 41
SINCLAIR 1956 – In: Gard. Bull. Sing.: 24
FORB. & HEMSL. 1887 – In: J. Linn. Soc. Bot.: 292
BTH. 1923 – In: En. Philip.: 221
LOUR. 1793 – In: Fl. Coch., ed. Willd: 276
Merr. 1921: En. Born.: 455
TARDIEU-BLOT 1965 – In: Fl. Laos, Camb. & Vietn.: 120
GUILLAUMIN 1920: p. 715. – In: Fl. Gen. I.-C.: f. 74-14