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14. Ampelopsis chaffanjonii (H. Léveillé & Vaniot) Rehder, J. Arnold Arbor. 15: 25. 1934.

羽叶蛇葡萄 yu ye she pu tao

Vitis chaffanjonii H. Léveillé & Vaniot, Bull. Soc. Agric. Sarthe 40: 37. 1905 ["chaffanjoni"]; Ampelopsis watsoniana E. H. Wilson; Leea dielsii H. Léveillé; ?Meliosma cavaleriei H. Léveillé; V. leeoides J. H. Veitch (1904), not Maximowicz (1874); V. watsoniana (E. H. Wilson) Bean.

Branchlets terete, with longitudinal ridges, glabrous; tendrils bifurcate. Leaves pinnate, usually with 2 or 3 pairs of leaflets; petiole 2-4.5 cm; central petiolule 2.5-4.5 cm, lateral petiolules absent to 1.8 cm, glabrous; leaflets oblong or ovate-elliptic, 7-15 × 3-7 cm, glabrous, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, veinlets slightly raised, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin 5-11-toothed on each side, teeth apiculate and sharp, apex acute or acuminate. Corymbose polychasium terminal or leaf-opposed; peduncle 3-5 cm, glabrous. Pedicel 1.5-2 mm, glabrous. Buds oval, 1.5-2 mm, apex rounded. Calyx triangular, glabrous. Petals ovate-elliptic, 1.2-1.7 mm, glabrous. Anthers ovoid-elliptic. Lower part of ovary adnate to disk; style conical. Berry globose, 8-10 mm in diam., 2- or 3-seeded. Seeds obovoid, base with a short, sharp rostrum, apex rounded, chalazal knot elliptic, with obtuse and raised ribs. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Sep.

● Forests or shrublands in valleys; 500-2000 m. Anhui, Chongqing, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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