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8. Salacia aurantiaca C. Y. Wu in S. Y. Bao, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 46: 290. 1981.

橙果五层龙 cheng guo wu ceng long

Climbing shrubs; branches slender, flat when young, becoming cylindric, brown, glabrous, sparsely lenticellate. Petiole ca. 5 mm, grooved; leaf blade long elliptic, 9-14 × 4-6 cm, papery, shiny, base obtuse, margin sparsely denticulate to serrulate, apex acuminate; midvein prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins tenuous, reticulate veins horizontally spreading, conspicuous abaxially. Flowers not seen. Berry orange, 2-3 cm in diam., exocarp thinly leathery when dry, glabrous, 4-seeded. Seeds ca. 2 × 1.2 cm, angular. Fr. Nov.

● Sparse forests; 100-200 m. S and SE Yunnan (Hekou, Jinghong, Mengla).


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