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8. Aspidopterys nutans (Roxburgh ex Candolle) A. Jussieu, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2. 13: 267. 1840.

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Hiraea nutans Roxburgh ex Candolle, Prodr. 1: 585. 1824; Aspidopterys lanuginosa (Wallich) A. Jussieu; Hiraea lanu ginosa Wallich.

Scandent lianas, new growth densely gray-white sericeous-lanate; branchlets dark purple-brown, terete, striate. Petioles 1.5-3 cm, densely gray-white pubescent; leaf blade papery to thinly coriaceous, ovate, broadly ovate, or subrotund, 9-12 × 5.5-8 cm, abaxially greenish, densely gray-white sericeous, adaxially deep green, slightly shiny, glabrate, base rounded or sometimes subcordate, apex acuminate; lateral veins (4 or)5 or 6 pairs, parallel, anastomosing near margin, more distinct adaxially. Panicles terminal or axillary, 11-15 cm, densely gray-white sericeous; pedicels 0.8-2 cm, articulate at middle, glabrate; bracteoles 2, subulate. Sepals ovate or broadly elliptic, ca. 1.5 mm, apex rounded, pubescent. Petals oblong-obovate, 4-5 × 2-3 mm. Stamens ca. 1/2 petal in length; anthers oblong. Ovary densely gray-white pubescent; styles 3, free. Samara broadlyovate, 3-3.5 × 2.5-3 cm, apex retuse, abaxial wing absent or narrowly winged. Seed white sericeous. Persistent disk shallowly 3-lobed; stalk longer than lobes of disk. Fl. Aug-Nov, fr. Nov-Dec.

Shrub forests of lower-elevation mountains. S and SW Yunnan [Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].

The name Aspidopterys concava var. dasyphylla Arènes has been misapplied to this species.


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