5. Sabia transarisanensis Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 5: 31. 1915.
阿里山清风藤 a li shan qing feng teng
Woody climbers, sometimes trailing, deciduous. Branchlets green, striate. Petiole 4-6 mm, pubescent; leaf blade ovoid-oblong or oblong, 4-6 × 2-3 cm, membranous, both surfaces glabrous, lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs, veins and reticulate veins conspicuous, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, margin entire or inconspicuously erose or denticulate, apex acuminate. Cymes 1- or 2-flowered, 1.5-2 cm. Sepals 5, green, equal, oblong, 2-2.5 × 1-2 mm, apex rounded. Petals 5 or 6, purple, oblong or obovate-oblong, ca. 5 × 2.5 mm. Stamens 5 or 6, slightly shorter than petals; filaments flattened, ca. 2.5 mm; anthers globose, ca. 1 mm. Disk swollen, higher than broad, base broadest. Ovary coniform, glabrous. Schizocarp blue, subreniform or suborbicular, ca. 5 mm in diam., with foveolate. Fl. Apr, fr. Jul-Aug.
● Forest margins, thickets; 1500-3300 m. Taiwan.
This is a rare species.
Water (Blumea 26: 25-27. 1980) treated this taxon as a synonym of Sabia campanulata.