8. Gnetum luofuense C. Y. Cheng in W. C. Cheng et al., Acta Phytotax. Sin. 13(4): 89. 1975.
罗浮买麻藤 luo fu mai ma teng
Vines; bark purplish brown, lenticels shallow, obscure. Petiole 8-10 mm; leaf blade oblong or oblong-ovate, 10-18 × 5-8 cm, papery or ± leathery, lateral veins 9-11 on each side,
conspicuous, angled at 70-90° to midvein, base rounded or broadly cuneate, apex shortly acuminate. Male inflorescences
simple or once branched; male spikes ca. 2.7 cm × 3.5 mm, involucral collars 9-11, each collar with 75-80 flowers plus 9-11 sterile female flowers, basal hairs forming a dense, brown
cushion. Female inflorescences borne on old branches, axillary, simple or once branched; female spikes with 10-15 involucral collars, each collar 5-6 mm apart in fruit, nodes each with
10-13 female flowers. Seeds cylindric to cylindric-ellipsoid, 2.4-2.8 × 1.5-1.6 cm, very fleshy, base often contracted into an apparent stipe as long as wide when dried, apex subacute,
outer coat coarsely reticulate-wrinkled when dried. Pollination May-Jul, seed maturity Aug-Oct.
* Forests; ca. 500 m. Fujian (Longyan, Nanping Shi), Guangdong (Gaoyao Xian, Hong Kong, Luofu Shan), S Jiangxi (Xunwu Xian).
The spelling "luofuense" was used in the protologue immediately above the diagnosis, whereas the accompanying key and illustration, and subsequent account by the same author in
FRPS, used the spelling "lofuense." The type locality was given in the protologue as "Luofu Shan"; the alternative "Lofu Shan" is Cantonese rather than Mandarin.