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2. Vallaris solanacea (Roth) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 417. 1891.

纽子花 niu zi hua

Peltanthera solanacea Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 132. 1821; Vallaris heynei Sprengel; V. solanacea (Roth) K. Schumann.

Shrubs climbing, often twining, to 10 m. Bark dirty whitish gray; flowering branchlets, slender, grayish pubescent. Petiole 0.2-2 cm; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly so, 2-15 X 0.8-6 cm, densely pubescent on both surfaces, base cuneate or rounded; lateral veins 5-12 pairs. Cymes di- or trichasial; peduncle 0.5-3 cm. Flowers fragrant; pedicel 0.5-2.5 cm. Sepals ovate or narrowly elliptic, 2-7 mm. Corolla white or pale yellow, limb 1.4-2.5 cm in diam., tube 5-10 mm, lobes rounded at apex. Staminal glands yellow, globose; disc shorter than ovary, apex pilose. Follicles oblong, 8-14 X 1.5-3.5 cm. Seeds ellipsoid, 9-10 mm, coma 3-4 cm. Fl. Mar-Jul. 2n = 22.

Forests, thickets, streambanks; 0-2700 m. Hainan [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].


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