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2. Callerya bonatiana (Pampanini) P. K. Lôc, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad). 81(10): 99. 1996.

滇桂鸡血藤 dian gui ji xue teng

Millettia bonatiana Pampanini, Nuovo Giorn. Bot. Ital., n.s., 17: 24. 1910.

Lianas, to 10 m. Branchlets ridged, densely yellow pubes­cent, gradually glabrescent. Leaves 11- or 13-foliolate; rachis 25-30 cm, including petiole 2-3 cm; stipels absent; leaflet blades ovate to ovate-elliptic, 6-10 × 3-4 cm, papery, both sur­faces villous but especially dense abaxially, secondary veins 4 or 5 on each side of midvein, base rounded to subcordate, apex acute. Pseudoracemes axillary, 8-12 cm, yellow pubescent. Pedicel ca. 1 cm. Flowers ca. 2.5 cm. Calyx ca. 1.2 cm, densely sericeous. Corolla lilac; standard oblong, without a basal callus, outside densely yellow sericeous, apex retuse. Ovary stipitate, sericeous, with 4-6 ovules. Legume linear-oblong, 10-11 × ca. 1.8 cm, leathery, with a ca. 1 cm stipe, grayish brown tomen­tose. Seeds ca. 4 per legume, brown, oblate, ca. 1.1 cm. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jun-Oct.

Thickets in valleys; ca. 1000 m. Guangxi, Yunnan [Laos].

The plants are poisonous but used medicinally in small amounts.

Although P. K. Lôc made the necessary transfer to Callerya, a note by the same author in Fl. Cambodge, Laos & Vietnam (30: 43. 2001) suggests that the author saw only one incomplete specimen from that Flora region and that more material in flower and fruit would be required to confirm its identity.


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