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1. Duranta erecta Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 637. 1753.

假连翘 jia lian qiao

Duranta repens Linnaeus.

Shrubs, often climbing. Branches spiny, pubescent when young. Petiole ca. 1 cm, pubescent; leaf blade ovate to lanceolate, 2-6.5 X 1.5-3.5 cm, papery, base cuneate, margin entire to distally crenate, veins 6 pairs. Calyx pubescent on both surfaces. Corolla tube ca. 7 mm. Stamens included. Ovary glabrous. Drupes ca. 5 mm in diam., shorter than calyx, shiny, glabrous. Fl. and fr. May-Oct. 2n = 36.

Usually cultivated or sometimes naturalized near farm houses; 200-400 m. Naturalized in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Zhejiang [North and South America]

Medicinal, ornamental.


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