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14. Embelia carnosisperma C. Y. Wu & C. Chen in C. Chen, Fl. Yunnan. 1: 374. 1977.

肉果酸藤子 rou guo suan teng zi

Shrubs, lianous at maturity. Branchlets terete, straight, 5-6 mm in diam., glabrous. Petiole canaliculate, 1.7-2.8 cm, red punctate, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic to oblanceolate, rarely obovate, 8-10.5(-14) × 3.5-6.3 cm, leathery, glabrous, black punctate-lineate especially toward apex, base cuneate, margin entire, apex short acute; midrib somewhat impressed above; lateral veins 18-28 on each side of midrib, raised at both surfaces. Inflorescences racemose, 2-3 mm, glandular granulose. Flowers 4-merous, staminate ca. 3 mm, pistillate unknown. Pedicel 2-2.5 mm in staminate flowers, to 1 cm and ca. 3 mm thick in fruit. Sepals subdeltate, glabrous, rugose basally, prominently but sparsely black punctate, margin entire, glabrous, apex acute. Fruit subglobose, ca. 2.7 cm in diam. (immature), fleshy, densely black punctate-lineate, glabrous. Fl. May, fr. Jul-Aug.

* Evergreen broad-leaved forests, valleys, shady damp places; 1200-1400 m. SE Yunnan


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