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35. Tylophora oligophylla (Tsiang) M. G. Gilbert & W. D. Stevens & P. T. Li, Novon. 5: 14. 1995.

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Absolmsia oligophylla Tsiang, Sunyatsenia 6: 121. 1941.

Stems at first prostrate and leafy but then twining, to 2 m, pubescent along 2 sides to almost uniformly pubescent, upper parts few leaved. Petiole 5 mm; leaf blade ovate-orbicular, 5-11 × 4.5-10.5 cm, glabrescent adaxially, puberulent abaxially; lateral veins ca. 5 pairs. Cymes subsessile, umbellike, 4-9-flowered. Sepals oblong, ca. 1 mm, ciliate, valvate; basal glands 5. Corolla purplish green, top-shaped, glabrous outside, puberulent inside; lobes broadly ovate, ca. 2 × 2.5 mm, inflexed, valvate. Corona lobes inserted on back of stamens, ovate, turgid on back, horizontally stellate patent, base rounded, apex acuminate. Gynostegium very short; anthers nearly 4-angled, apical appendages present; pollinia ovoid, pendulous, caudicle subhorizontal, retinaculum ellipsoid. Ovaries glabrous. Stigma head discoid, elevated. Follicles oblong-lanceolate. Fl. Aug.

* Mixed forests; ca. 700 m. S Yunnan (Che-Li Hsien).


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