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2. Congea tomentosa Roxburgh, Pl. Coromandel. 3: 90. 1820.

绒苞藤 rong bao teng

Congea tomentosa var. oblongifolia Schauer.

Branchlets densely yellowish tomentose when young, becoming grayish. Petiole 5-13 mm, densely tomentose; leaf blade elliptic, broadly elliptic, or ovate, 6-16 X 3-9.5 cm, papery, abaxially densely pilose, adaxially densely pilose when young but becoming sparsely pilose to subglabrous, base rounded to subcordate, margin entire, apex acuminate to acute; veins 5 or 6, abaxially prominent. Cymes (5-)7(-9)-flowered, densely white pilose; involucral bracts 3 or 4, purple, oblong, obovate-oblong, or broadly elliptic, 2-3 0.8-1.2 cm, pubescent, base pilose. Calyx funnelform, ca. 7 mm, lobes 1/2 as long as tube, outside densely pilose, inside pubescent. Corolla, glabrous except pilose in throat, tube longer than calyx. Stamens long exserted. Ovary glabrous. Style exserted. Drupes enclosed in an enlarged calyx. 2n = 34.

Mixed forests; 600-1200 m. SW Yunnan [Bangladesh, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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