All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 10 Page 182, 183 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 10 | Fabaceae | Callerya

5. Callerya reticulata (Bentham) Schot, Blumea. 39: 29. 1994.

网络鸡血藤 wang luo ji xue teng

Lianas, 2-10 m. Stems thick, many branched, thinly ridged, brown pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves (5 or)7- or 9-foliolate; rachis 10-20 cm, including petiole 2-5 cm; leaflet blades ovate-elliptic, oblong, linear, or narrowly lanceolate, (3-)5-6(-8) × (0.5-)1.5-4 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous or rarely sparsely puberulent, base rounded, tapering, or cune­ate, apex obtuse, acuminate, or retuse. Panicles terminal or axil­lary near apex of branchlets, 10-20 cm, often pendulous, brown pubescent; flowering branchlets densely congested. Pedicel 3-5 mm. Flowers 1.3-1.7 mm. Calyx 3-4 × ca. 5 mm, glabrescent; teeth short, margin yellow ciliate. Corolla purple; standard ovate-oblong, glabrous, without basal calluses, base shortly clawed. Ovary glabrous, with numerous ovules. Legume black­ened when dry, linear, ca. 15 × 1-1.5 cm, flat, thinly leathery; suture not thickened. Seeds 3-6 per legume, black, oblong, ca. 11 × 7 mm. Fl. Apr-Aug, fr. Jun-Nov.

Thickets on slopes or in valleys, thickets by streams; 100-1200 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [N Vietnam].

1 Leaflet blades ovate-elliptic to oblong, 1.5-4 cm wide, base rounded.   5a var. reticulata
+ Leaflet blades linear to narrowly lanceolate, 0.5-1.2 cm wide, base tapering to cuneate.   5b var. stenophylla

Lower Taxa


Flora of China @
Browse by
Advanced Search

Flora of China Home




 |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |