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12. Cayratia albifolia C. L. Li, Chin. J. Appl. Environ. Biol. 2: 51. 1996.

白毛乌蔹莓 bai mao wu lian mei

Cayratia albifolia var. glabra (Gagnepain) C. L. Li; C. oligocarpa (H. Léveillé & Vaniot) Gagnepain f. glabra Gagnepain; C. oligocarpa var. glabra (Gagnepain) Rehder; Vitis mairei H. Léveillé (1909, not 1912), p.p. as to Maire 414.

Climbers, semiwoody or herbaceous. Branchlets terete, with longitudinal ridges; tendrils trifurcate, sometimes apex of one branch with vestiges of abortive inflorescences. Leaves pedately 5-foliolate; stipules brownish, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 3-4.5 × 1-2 mm, membranous, apex acuminate; petiole 5-12 cm; central petiolule 3-5 cm, petiolules of basal leaflets absent or short, petiolules of lateral leaflets complex, 0.8-1.5 cm; leaflets elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 5-17 × 2-9 cm, abaxially light glaucous, adaxially green, pubescent with short grayish hairs, more densely so on veins, to nearly glabrescent, with lateral veins 6-10 pairs, veinlets inconspicuous, base cuneate, or bases of lateral leaflets nearly rounded, margin 20-28-toothed on each side, teeth obtuse or sharp, apex acute or acuminate. Corymbose polychasium axillary; peduncle 2.5-5 cm. Pedicel 2-3 mm. Buds oval, 1.5-2 mm, apex rounded. Calyx shallow and saucer-shaped, with papillose hairs, teeth inconspicuous. Petals oval or ovate-elliptic, 1-1.5 mm, papillose. Anthers oval. Lower part of ovary adnate to disk. Berry globose, 1-1.2 cm in diam., 2-4-seeded. Seeds obovoid-elliptic, base rostrate, apex rounded or retuse, ventral holes obovate-elliptic. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Sep.

● Forests in valleys, shrublands, on rocks or cliffs of hillsides; 300-2000 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.


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