滨海珍珠菜 Lysimachia mauritiana

  • Scientific Name: Lysimachia mauritiana Lam.
  • Ref: Encycl. 3:592. 1792
  • Synonyms: Bernardina eucalyx Baudo; B. stenia Baudo; Lubinia mauritiana (Lam.) Spreng.; L. spathulata Vent.; Lysimachia glaucophylla Hook. & Arn.; L. lineariloba Hook. & Arn.; L. lubinioides Siebold & Zucc.; L. nebeliana Gilg
  • English Common Name: Mauritian loosestrife
  • Chinese Common Name: 滨海珍珠菜 bīnhǎi zhēnzhū∙cài
  • Japanese Common Name: ハマボッス [浜払子] hamabossu
  • Family: Primulaceae
  • Genus: Lysimachia
  • Distribution: In rock crevices, beaches in coastal regions; less than 100 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Shandong, Taiwan, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea, Philippines; Indian Ocean Islands (Mauritius, Reunion), Pacific Islands].
  • Photo: 09/14/2014, Is. Nanji, Zhejiang
Herbs biennial, glabrous, 10--50 cm tall. Stems often many, erect, terete, usually branched in upper part. Leaves alternate; petiole 0.5--2.5 cm or upper leaves sometimes sessile; leaf blade spatulate to obovate or oblong-obovate, 6--12 X 0.5--2.5 cm, sparsely black glandular punctate, tapering at base, margin narrowly revolute, apex obtuse to subrounded. Racemes erect, initially coniform, gradually elongating, 3--12 cm; lower bracts spatulate, leaflike, gradually reduced upward. Pedicel ca. as long as to slightly shorter than bracts. Calyx lobes broadly lanceolate to elliptic, 4--7 mm, black glandular, margin membranous, apex acute to obtuse, costate. Corolla white; tube ca. 2 mm; lobes erect, ligulate-oblong, ca. 7 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens included; filaments adnate to lower part of corolla lobes, free parts ca. 1.5 mm; anthers oblong, dorsifixed, ca. 1.2 mm. Ovary conical, narrowed upward to style. Capsule pyriform, ca. 5 mm in diam. Fl. May-Jun. 2n = [email protected] (Flora of China)

09/14/2014, Is. Nanji, Zhejiang

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