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12. Alyxia odorata Wallich ex G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 97. 1837.

海南链珠藤 hai nan lian zhu teng

Alyxia euonymifolia Tsiang; A. hainanensis Merrill & Chun; A. jasminea Tsiang & P. T. Li; A. lehtungensis Tsiang; A. nitens Kerr; A. vulgaris Tsiang.

Lianas woody, to 4 m. Branches slightly angled when young, later terete, puberulent or glabrous. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3; petiole 3-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic, oblong, narrowly elliptic, or obovate, 2-12 X 1-4.5 cm, papery, glabrous, apex acute or short acuminate; lateral veins numerous, usually inconspicuous. Cymes fascicled, terminal and axillary, 1-2 cm, pubescent. Pedicel and calyx pubescent. Sepals ovate to narrowly elliptic, 1.7-8 mm, obtuse or acute, long pubescent, ciliate. Corolla yellowish green, glabrous or sometimes puberulent inside, tube 3-15 mm; lobes ovate, 1.5-4 mm. Stamens inserted at or above middle of corolla tube. Ovary pubescent. Fruit with 1-3 ellipsoid-globose articles 1-2.2 cm X 5-8 mm. Fl. Mar-Oct, fr. Jun-Dec.

Sparse woods, brushwoods; 200-2000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan [Myanmar, Thailand].


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