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3. Morinda brevipes S. Y. Hu, J. Arnold Arbor. 32: 399. 1951.

短柄鸡眼藤 duan bing ji yan teng

Lianas; young branches densely hirtellous or pilosulous, becoming glabrous, brown. Leaves opposite; petiole 3-10 mm, puberulent or hirtellous; blade drying papery or subleathery, adaxially straw-yellow or brownish black, abaxially olive-green, brownish yellow, or brownish red, obovate-oblong, obovate, oblanceolate, lanceolate, narrowly lanceolate, or linear-lanceolate, 5-10(-13) × 0.7-3(-4) cm, glabrous on both surfaces, shiny adaxially, matte abaxially, base cuneate to acute, apex acute or acuminate; secondary veins 5-7 pairs, with foveolate or pubescent domatia; stipules fused into a tube or spathe, 2-3 mm, puberulent, hispidulous, or hirtellous, truncate, on each side with 2 bristles 0.3-1 mm. Inflorescence terminal; peduncles 4-9, fasciculate to shortly racemiform, 4-10 mm, densely puberulent, as a group sometimes subtended by 2-4 stipuliform bracts; heads 1 per peduncle, conical or cylindrical to subglobose, 4-6 mm, 6-16-flowered. Flowers fused for ca. 1/2 length of hypanthium, biology not noted. Calyx puberulent to glabrescent; limb 0.3-0.5 mm, truncate to denticulate. Corolla white, campanulate, outside glabrous; tube ca. 2.5 mm; lobes 4 or 5, narrowly oblong, ca. 3 mm, apically thickened and rostrate. Drupecetum subglobose to cylindrical, 1-1.2 cm in diam. Drupes almost fully fused, orange, subglobose, 5-8 mm. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jul-Dec.

● Hills, mountains; 200-800 m. Hainan.

1 Leaf blade obovate-oblong, obovate, oblanceolate, or lanceolate, 5-10(-13) × 2-3(-4) cm.   3a var. brevipes
+ Leaf blade narrowly lanceolate to lanceolate-linear, 7-11.5 × 0.7-1.4 cm.   3b var. stenophylla

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