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17. Smilax glaucochina Warburg in Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 255. 1900.

黑果菝葜 hei guo ba qia

Smilax bodinieri H. Léveillé & Vaniot; S. sebeana Miquel var. glaucochina (Warburg) T. Koyama.

Vines climbing. Stem branched, terete, 0.5--4 m, woody, sparsely prickly. Petiole 0.7--1.5(--2.5) cm, winged, wings 4--8 × 1.5--2 mm; abscission zone distal; tendrils usually present. Leaf blade abaxially glaucous, elliptic, 5--8(--20) × 2.5--5(--14) cm, thickly papery, occasionally abaxially white powdery. Inflorescence borne in axil of rather young leaf on new branchlets, of 1 umbel, basally not prophyllate; peduncle 1--3 cm; umbels of both sexes 5--18-flowered, base slightly thickened. Male flowers: tepals yellowish green, 5--6 × 1.5--3 mm. Female flowers: tepals subequaling male ones; staminodes 3. Berries black, globose, 7--8 mm in diam., white powdery. Fl. Mar--May, fr. Oct--Nov.

* Forests, thickets, grassy slopes; near sea level to 1600 m. Anhui, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Zhejiang.


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