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14. Tylophora brownii Hayata, J. Coll. Sci. Imp. Univ. Tokyo. 30: 195. 1911.

光叶娃儿藤 guang ye wa er teng

Tylophora ovata (Lindley) Hooker ex Steudel var. brownii (Hayata) Tsiang & P. T. Li.

Lianas. Stems to 3 m, slender, appressed pubescent to glabrous. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade stiffly papery, ovate, rarely oblong-ovate, 4-8 × 2-4 cm, brownish when dried, glabrous on both surfaces, or margin only pubescent, base rounded or cordate, apex apiculate or acute; basal veins 3, lateral veins 3 or 4 pairs, not prominent. Peduncle 1-2 cm, glabrous or glabrescent; rachis up to 8 mm, not zigzag; cymules short racemelike. Pedicel very slender, ca. 1 cm. Sepals ovate-triangular, 1-1.5 mm, glabrous. Corolla rotate, ca. 1 cm in diam.; lobes ovate-triangular, 3-4.5 × 1-2 mm, glabrous. Corona lobes ovate, covering bases of anthers. Anther appendages rounded; pollinia globose, horizontal. Follicles 4-6 cm × 7-10 mm, glabrous. Seeds ovate, ca. 4.5 mm; coma ca. 1 cm. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep-Oct.

* Thickets; 200-500 m. Guangdong, Taiwan.


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