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9. Aspidopterys microcarpa H. W. Li ex S. K. Chen, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 18: 405. 1996.

小果盾翅藤 xiao guo dun chi teng

Woody lianas, usually scandent; branchlets terete, glabrous. Petioles 2-3 cm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate, 7-12 × 4.5-6 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially glabrous, adaxially deep green, both surfaces glaucous, base rounded, apex caudate-acuminate; lateral veins 9 or 10 pairs, parallel, anastomosing near margin, veinlets reticulate, indistinct. Cymose panicles terminal, ca. 25 cm in fruit, glabrous. Flower not seen. Samara milky white, suborbicular, 1-1.2 cm in diam., membranous. Fr. Dec.

Shrub forests of lower-elevation mountains. W Guangxi [Vietnam].


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