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3. Sphenodesme involucrata (Presl) Robinson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 51: 531. 1916.

爪楔翅藤 zhua xie chi teng

Vitex involucrata Presl, Bot. Bemerkungen 148. 1844; Symphorema unguiculatum Kurz.

Indumentum of simple and stellate hairs. Branchlets slender, with stellate hairs when young, glabrescent. Petiole ca. 1 cm, with dense stellate hairs; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to ovate, 6-13 X 3-7 cm, leathery, abaxially with stellate and simple hairs, base cuneate to subrounded, margin entire. Cymes 7-flowered, with rusty pilose and stellate hairs; peduncle with dense stellate hairs; involucral bracts oblanceolate to obovate. Calyx ca. 5 mm, nearly 2-lipped, 4- or 5-dentate, with yellow stellate hairs. Corolla white or pink, 4-6 mm, 4- or 5-lobed. Stamens 4 or 5, included. Ovary yellow, glabrous, apex glandular dotted. Capsules enclosed in calyx, glabrous. Fl. and fr. Nov-Jun.

Mixed forests; 500-700 m. Guangdong, Hainan, Taiwan [India, Malaysia].


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