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1. Erycibe hainanensis Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 21: 353. 1922.

毛叶丁公藤 mao ye ding gong teng

Erycibe bachmaense Gagnepain.

Shrubs scandent, 5-15 m tall; axial parts densely reddish or brownish tomentose, hairs simple or 2-armed. Branches terete, ca. 5 mm in diam. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 6.5-18 X 3.5-8 cm, abaxially densely pubescent especially along midvein, adaxially sparsely pubescent or glabrous, base obtuse to rounded, apex abruptly acuminate to acuminate; lateral veins 5-9 pairs. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, paniculate, 4-12 cm, densely flowered. Pedicel robust, 2-3 mm. Sepals circular-reniform, 3-4 mm, densely reddish tomentose abaxially, margin ciliate. Corolla white or greenish yellow, ca. 1.2 cm; lobules broadly obovate, 3.5-4 mm, margin fimbriate. Filaments ca. 2 mm, base dilated; anthers deltoid, ca. 1 mm, apex cuspidate. Stigma capitate, 5-ridged. Fruit yellow, ellipsoid, 2-2.8 cm, apex with paler caplike scar. Fl. Apr-Aug, fr. Apr-Dec.

Forests, streamsides, steep hillsides, ravines, clay soil, sandy loam; 200-1100 m. Guangdong, S Guangxi, Hainan [Vietnam].


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