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1. Ampelocissus sikkimensis (M. A. Lawson) Planchon, Vigne Amér. Vitic. Eur. 8: 375. 1884.

锡金酸蔹藤 xi jin suan lian teng

Vitis sikkimensis M. A. Lawson in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 1: 650. 1875.

Lianas, woody. Branchlets terete, with longitudinal ridges, glabrous. Leaves simple; petiole 6-6.5 cm, glabrous; leaflets cordate-oval, 19-21 × 15-16 cm, glabrous, basal veins 5, lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs, veinlets slightly prominent abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base cordate, margin finely toothed, apex mucronate. Compound dichasium leaf-opposed, base with a bifurcate tendril; peduncle ca. 8 cm. Pedicel 2-4 mm, nearly glabrous. Berry red, globose, ca. 1 cm in diam., 1- or 2-seeded. Seeds oblong, base rostrate, apex subrounded, chalazal knot narrowly elliptic. Fr. Nov.

Forests; ca. 1100 m. Yunnan (Mengla) [India, Nepal].


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