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9. Embelia floribunda Wallich in Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 291. 1824.

多花酸藤子 duo hua suan teng zi

Ribesiodes floribundum (Wallich) Kuntze; Samara floribunda (Wallich) Kurz.

Shrubs scandent, glabrous. Branchlets slightly flexuous, terete, 2-3 mm in diam., lenticellate. Petiole (0.3-)1-1.2 (-1.5) cm, narrowly marginate; leaf blade lanceolate or oblong, (6-)7-13(-17) × 2-3.5(-5) cm, papery to subleathery, black punctate-lineate abaxially, glossy adaxially, dull below, base rounded, margin entire, slightly revolute and black punctate, apex long acuminate; lateral veins numerous, inconspicuous. Inflorescences axillary or rarely terminal, pinnately pyramidal paniculate, (6-)7-11(-18) cm; bracts subulate, 0.8-1 mm, black punctate medially, margin erose, apex long acuminate. Flowers green or greenish yellow, 5-merous, staminate 2.7-3.2 mm, pistillate 2-2.5 mm. Pedicel ca. 1.5-3(-4) mm, black punctate-lineate, sparsely puberulent, glabrescent. Sepals deltate to subdeltate, rugose basally, black punctate medially, margin erose, glandular ciliate, apex acute. Petals free, papery, lanceolate or oblanceolate, pellucid punctate-lineate, densely glandular granulose inside and along thickened margin, apex acute. Stamens exserted ca. 0.5 mm in staminate, ca. 3/4 petal length in pistillate; anthers ovate, base deeply cordate, apex truncate to emarginate. Stigma subcapitate to capitate, sometimes 2-lobed. Fruit red, globose, 4-5 mm in diam., somewhat fleshy, reticulate-wrinkled when dry, pellucid-punctate. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. Oct-Dec.

Broad-leaved forests, shrubby areas, hillsides, roadsides; 1500-2800 m. Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal]


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