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6. Polygala didyma C. Y. Wu, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 2: 82. 1980.

肾果远志 shen guo yuan zhi

Shrubs or small trees, ca. 4.5 m tall. Branchlets slender, pubescent. Petiole ca. 1 cm, pubescent, sulcate adaxially; leaf blade green, elliptic, (5-)10-16 × 4.5-6.5 cm, thinly papery, glabrous, except on veins on both surfaces, midvein raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs, raised on both surfaces, anastomosing near margin, veinlets reticulate, slightly raised on both surfaces, base obtuse, margin entire, apex acuminate. Racemes extra-axillary, ca. 9 cm, slender, glabrous. Flowers yellow. Perianth not seen. Young fruit reniform, ca. 8 mm, ca. 1.3 cm in diam., glabrous, both ends depressed, base cordate, with disk, margin narrowly winged, apex retuse. Seeds not seen. Fl. and fr. Aug-Oct.

● Forests on mountain slopes; 1200-1300 m. NW Yunnan (Gongshan).


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