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15. Sabia limoniacea Wallich ex J. D. Hooker & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 1: 210. 1855.

柠檬清风藤 ning meng qing feng teng

Androglossum reticulatum Champion ex Bentham; Sabia limoniacea var. ardisioides L. Chen.

Woody climbers, to 10 m, evergreen. Young branches green; old branches brown, waxy; bud scales broadly triangular. Petiole 1.5-2.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or ovate-elliptic, 7-15 × 4-6 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, reticulate veins sparse, distinct abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base broadly cuneate or rounded, apex shortly acuminate or acute. Cymes 2-4-flowered, sometimes with a leaflike bract at base, arranged in a long, narrowly paniculate inflorescence 7-15 cm, less than 2 cm in diam. Flowers fragrant. Sepals 5, ovate or oblong-ovate, 0.5-1 mm, apex acute or obtuse, glabrous, ciliate. Petals 5, greenish white to light green, yellowish green, or light red, obovate or elliptic-ovate, 1.5-2 mm, 5-7-veined, apex rounded. Stamens 5; filaments flattened; anthers introrse. Disk cup-shaped, shortly 5-lobed. Ovary glabrous. Schizocarp pink to red or bluish black, suborbicular or subreniform, 1-1.7 cm; endocarp with inconspicuous midrib, with foveolate. Fl. Aug-Nov, fr. Jan-May of following year.

Dense forests; 800-1300 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Sichuan, SW Yunnan [Bangladesh, N India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand].


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