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8. Lycianthes neesiana (Wallich ex Nees) D'Arcy & Z. Y. Zhang, Novon. 2: 126. 1992.

截萼红丝线 jie chi hong si xian

Solanum neesianum Wallich ex Nees, Trans. Linn. Soc. London 17: 42. 1837; Lycianthes subtruncata (Wallich ex Dunal) Bitter; L. subtruncata var. paucicarpa C. Y. Wu & S. C. Huang; L. subtruncata var. remotidens Bitter; S. subtruncatum Wallich ex Dunal.

Shrubs 1-2 m tall, pubescent with simple ascending hairs, glabrescent. Branchlets simple or dichotomously branched. Leaves unequal paired; petiole of major leaf 2-15 mm, that of minor leaf 1-5 mm; blade of major leaf lanceolate or elliptic, 4-18 × 3-5 cm, sparsely puberulent adaxially, glabrous or puberulent abaxially, base cuneate, apex acute; blade of minor leaf 1-8.5 × 2-5 cm. Inflorescences solitary or 2-9-flowered fascicles in leaf axils. Pedicel 8-10 mm, densely pubescent or glabrescent. Calyx cup-shaped, ca. 2.5 × 3 mm; teeth 1-10, 0.5-1 mm. Corolla blue, white, or purplish, campanulate-stellate; lobes broadly lanceolate, 4-5 × 1.5-2 mm. Filaments ca. 1 mm, glabrous; anthers ca. 3 × 1 mm. Style ca. 8 mm. Fruiting pedicel 0.8-2.5 cm. Fruiting calyx cup-shaped, 3-3.5 mm in diam.; teeth 10, subulate, unequal, 0.5-1 mm. Berry red or orange, globose, 5-6(-8) mm in diam. Seeds pale yellow, deltate-reniform or discoid, ca. 1.2 mm in diam., finely reticulate. Fr. winter.

Near roads or rivers, dense forests in valleys; 200-1600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Yunnan [India, Indonesia, Thailand].


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