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2. Ampelopsis glandulosa (Wallich) Momiyama, Bull. Univ. Mus. Univ. Tokyo. 2: 78. 1971.

蛇葡萄 she pu tao

Branchlets terete, with longitudinal ridges; tendrils 2- or 3-branched. Leaves simple, 3-5-cleft, usually mixed with some undivided leaves; petiole 1-7 cm; leaf blade 3.5-14 × 3-11 cm, basal veins 5, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, veinlets inconspicuously raised, base cordate, notches nearly obtuse, rarely rounded, margin with acute teeth, apex acute. Peduncle 1-2.5 cm. Pedicel 1-3 mm. Buds ovoid, 1-2 mm, apex rounded. Petals ovate-elliptic, 0.8-1.8 mm. Anthers narrowly elliptic. Lower part of ovary adnate to disk; style slightly enlarged at base. Berry 5-8 mm in diam., 2-4-seeded. Seed narrowly elliptic. Fl. Apr-Aug, fr. Jul-Oct.

Forests in valleys, shrublands on hillsides, on trees or shrubs; below 100-2200 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [India, Japan, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam].

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (Maximowicz) Trautvetter f. puberula W. T. Wang (Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(3): 78. 1979), described from Jiangxi, probably belongs here but could not be identified with a particular variety because no material was seen by the authors.

1 Leaves abaxially glabrous or only with tufts of hairs at joints of veins   (2)
+ Leaves abaxially or only veins pilose or crinite   (3)
2 (1) Leaves on flowering branches unlobed.   2c var. hancei
+ Leaves on flowering branches 5-angular, with 2 conspicuous lobes on upper half.   2e var. kulingensis
3 (1) Leaves abaxially ferruginous crinite.   2a var. glandulosa
+ Leaves abaxially sparsely pilose on veins   (4)
4 (3) Leaves cordate, often 3-5-lobed to middle.   2b var. heterophylla
+ Leaves cordate or sometimes 3-5-lobed.   2d var. brevipedunculata


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