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24. Trichosanthes subrosea C. Y. Cheng & C. H. Yueh, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 349. 1980.

粉花栝楼 fen hua gua lou

Stem glabrous, grooved. Petiole 4-6.5(-8) cm, striate, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green, quinquangular-cordate or suborbicular, 11-15 cm, thinly papery, shortly 5-7-lobed or to middle; central lobe triangular or subrhombic, abaxially glabrous, adaxially hispidulous or glandular-punctate, margin triangular-dentate, apex long acute. Male peduncles occasionally in pairs, one early 1-flowered and other bearing a raceme; pedicel ca. 8 cm, striate, glabrous; bract ovate, 2.5-3 cm, cucullate, glabrous, subentire, apex obtuse; calyx segments narrowly lanceolate, 1.5-2 cm, entire; corolla pale red. Female flowers unknown. Fruiting peduncle stout, 2-2.5 cm; fruit orange-red, subglobose, 7-9 × 5-7.5 cm, smooth. Seeds oblong, base truncate, apex triangular. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Aug-Sep.

Forests; ca. 1700 m. S Guangxi, SW Yunnan [Myanmar].


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