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3. Secamone likiangensis Tsiang, Sunyatsenia. 4: 57. 1939.

丽江鲫鱼藤 li jiang ji yu teng

Plants to 4 m, glabrous except for inflorescences. Branchlets pale gray. Petiole 1-2 mm; leaf blade linear or oblong-lanceolate, 1.5-3 cm × ca. 3 mm, thin papery; lateral veins flat, inconspicuous. Cymes extra-axillary, shorter than leaves, tawny puberulent except for corolla. Corolla yellow; tube short; lobes oblong, 1-2 mm, glabrous. Corona lobes falcate. Anthers oblong, appendages retuse; pollinia erect, retinaculum nearly 4-angled, 2-cleft at base. Styles apically dilated; stigma head terete, slightly exserted beyond anther appendages. Follicles linear-lanceolate in outline, ca. 4 cm × 5 mm, glabrous. Seeds with white silky coma. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Dec.

* Montane bushland. C & S Yunnan.


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