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30. Capparis pubifolia B. S. Sun in C. Y. Wu, Fl. Yunnan. 2: 64. 1979.

毛叶山柑 mao ye shan gan

Vines, woody. Stems with hooked stipular spines but spines on fruiting branches aborted and becoming very small papillary raised areas or absent; twigs 2-3 mm in diam., densely ash-yellow then grayish pannose-tomentose. Petiole 0.9-1.1 cm, trichomes like those on twigs but denser; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, 5-9 × 2.5-4 cm, olive-colored when dry, slightly shiny, abaxially densely ash-yellow persistently pannose-tomentose, adaxially glabrescent when mature except for residual trichomes on midvein, midvein adaxially impressed and particularly obvious at both ends, secondary veins 10-12 on each side of midvein, at an angle of ca. 60° from midvein, nearly parallel, abaxially raised and with particularly dense trichomes, and adaxially slender and slightly raised, reticulate veins invisible on both surfaces. Inflorescences axillary corymbs or short racemes or both axillary and terminal forming a panicle; peduncle to 2 cm, trichomes like those on twigs. Flowers not seen. Fruit brown when dry, nearly globose, 3-3.5 × 2-2.6 cm, smooth, apex not beaked; sarcocarp red; fruiting pedicel ca. 1.7 cm, ca. 2 mm in diam., residual trichomes visible; fruiting gynophore 3-3.5 cm, ca. 2 mm in diam. at middle, thickened, woody, glabrous. Seeds many per fruit, mature ones not seen. Fl. unknown, fr. Oct and later.

● Thickets, slopes; 800-1300 m. Guangxi (Ningming), Yunnan (Funing).


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