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7. Embelia sessiliflora Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 40(2): 66. 1871.

短梗酸藤子 duan geng suan teng zi

Embelia stricta Craib; Ribesiodes sessiliflorum (Kurz) Kuntze; Samara sessiliflora (Kurz) Kurz.

Shrubs scandent, glandular papillose-tomentose on branchlets, inflorescences, and petals. Branchlets angled, longitudinally sharply ridged, 2-3(-4) mm in diam. Petiole 5-10 mm, narrowly marginate, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic or oblong, 5-12 × 2.2-4.5 cm, papery, glabrous, inconspicuously pellucid punctate below, base rounded and decurrent on petiole, margin entire, apex subacuminate, rarely acute; midrib impressed adaxially, red punctate-lineate abaxially; lateral veins 18-27 on each side of midrib, inconspicuous. Inflorescences terminal, pinnately pyramidal paniculate, 5-15(-30) cm, branches spicate; peduncle 1.3-2.5 cm; bracts ovate to subulate, 0.8-1.2 mm, sparsely papillose-puberulent abaxially, margin entire, ciliate, apex acute or attenuate. Flowers greenish or white, (4 or)5-merous, papery, staminate 2.7-3.5 mm, pistillate 1.5-2 mm. Pedicel obsolete or conic to 0.5 mm. Sepals deltate, prominently black punctate, moderately papillose puberulent, margin long glandular papillose, apex acuminate. Petals free, elliptic or oblong, papery, pellucid punctate-lineate medially, margin long glandular papillose, apex obtuse to rounded. Stamens subequalling petals; anthers oblong, base sagittate, apex obtuse or acute, connective red punctate or pellucid punctate. Ovary globose, glabrous. Stigma subcapitate, 2- or 3-lobed. Fruit red, globose, 3-4 mm in diam. Fl. Feb-Apr, fr. May.

Sparse mixed forests, scrub, hillsides, wasteland, roadsides; 1400-2800 m. Guizhou, Yunnan [India, Myanmar, Thailand].


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