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12. Ampelopsis rubifolia (Wallich) Planchon in A. Candolle & C. Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 5: 463. 1887.

毛枝蛇葡萄 mao zhi she pu tao

Vitis rubifolia Wallich in Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 480. 1824; Ampelopsis megalophylla Diels & Gilg var. puberula W. T. Wang.

Branchlets longitudinally 5-7-ridged, densely curly and ferruginous pilose; tendrils bifurcate. Leaves 1- or 2-pinnate, base of bipinnate leaf usually 3-foliolate; petiole 1-8 cm, densely curly and ferruginous pilose; petiolule absent to 1.5 cm; leaflets ovate-elliptic or oval, 3.5-14 × 2-6.5 cm, abaxially densely ferruginous pilose, then less so, adaxially pubescent when young, then glabrescent, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, veinlets raised abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base slightly cordate or rounded, margin 5-15-toothed on each side, apex acute, acuminate, or mucronate. Corymbose polychasium pseudoterminal or leaf-opposed; peduncle 2-6 cm, densely curly and ferruginous pilose. Pedicel 1-1.5 mm, densely ferruginous pilose. Buds oval, 1.5-2 mm, apex rounded. Calyx nearly glabrous. Petals ovate-elliptic, 1.3-1.8 mm, pubescent. Anthers elliptic. Lower part of ovary adnate to disk; style conical. Berry globose, 0.8-1.5 cm in diam., 1-4-seeded. Seeds obovoid, chalazal knot elliptic, raphe raised, surface with raised and obtuse ribs. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Sep-Oct.

Forests, shrublands, valleys; 900-1200 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan [India].


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