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13. Embelia gamblei Kurz ex C. B. Clarke in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 3: 516. 1882.

皱叶酸藤子 zhou ye suan teng zi

Ribesiodes gamblei (Kurz ex C. B. Clarke) Kuntze.

Shrubs scandent, rusty stellate tomentose on branchlets and leaves abaxially. Branchlets angled, 5-7 mm in diam., glabrescent. Petiole deeply canaliculate, (1.5-)2-3 cm, glabrescent; leaf blade elliptic, lanceolate, or obovate, (7-) 15-30 × (3-)5.5-9 cm, leathery, black punctate abaxially, glabrescent, base subrounded or obtuse, margin entire, apex acute, rarely acuminate or rounded; lateral veins 15-25 on each side of midrib, impressed adaxially. Inflorescences racemose, (2-) 2.5-4(-5) cm, puberulent, glabrescent; bracts narrowly lanceolate, 2-3.5 mm. Flowers dull yellowish green, (4 or)5-merous, staminate 3.5-4 mm, pistillate 2-3 mm. Pedicel (1.8-) 2-4(-6) mm, puberulent. Sepals ovate to oblong, glandular, black punctate, margin subentire, minutely ciliolate apically. Petals free, elliptic or obovate, papery, glabrous outside, glandular granulose inside, margin entire, glandular ciliate, apex obtuse to rounded. Stamens exserted to 0.5 mm, staminodes equaling petal length; anthers lanceolate, base sagittate, apex apiculate. Ovary glabrous. Style curved, pellucid punctate-lineate, persistent; stigma 2- or 3-lobed. Fruit red, globose, 3-4 mm in diam., black punctate and punctate-lineate. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Oct-Dec.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests, shrubby areas, valleys, hillsides; 2000-2700 m. Xizang, Yunnan [Myanmar, Sikkim]


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