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2. Stephania elegans J. D. Hooker & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 1: 195. 1855.

雅丽千近藤 ya li qian jin teng

Herbaceous vines. Branches slender, striate, glabrous or subglabrous. Petiole 2-4 cm; leaf blade conspicuously peltate, narrowly triangular or ovate-triangular (sometimes subtriangular), 5-10 × 2.5-5.5 cm, papery, usually brown when dry, adaxially glossy, both surfaces glabrous, base subtruncate to slightly concave, sometimes cordate, apex slightly acuminate, sometimes obtuse, minutely mucronate, upward and downward each palmately 4- or 5-veined, raised abaxially, reticulation slightly conspicuous. Inflorescences simple (or compound) umbelliform cymes; peduncles slender and straight; flowers with pedicels, light green or purple. Male flowers: sepals 6, dark purple, obovate, ca. 1.6 × 1 mm, glabrous. Female flowers: perianth as in male flowers. Drupes red, broadly obovate-globose, ca. 7 mm, base subtruncate; endocarp 5-6 mm; condyle not perforate. Fr. Nov.

Yunnan (Tengchong, Zhenyuan) [NE India, Nepal].


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