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88b. Rubus chingii var. suavissimus (S. Lee) L. T. Lu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 38: 280. 2000.

甜茶 tian cha

Rubus suavissimus S. Lee, Guihaia 1(4): 17. 1981.

Leaves palmately 5–7-parted, rarely 6- or 8-parted. Flowers 3–5 cm in diam. Petals 1.4–2.5 cm.

Broad-leaved evergreen forests on hills, coniferous forests, thickets; 500--1000 m. EC Guangxi (Guiping Xian, Jinxiu Yaozu Zizhixian).

The leaves are rich in sugar and are used to make a sweet tea in S China.


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