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4. Callerya eurybotrya (Drake) Schot, Blumea. 39: 22. 1994.

宽序鸡血藤 kuan xu ji xue teng

Millettia eurybotrya Drake, J. Bot. (Morot) 5: 187. 1891.

Shrubs, scandent, 4-10 m. Bark smooth. Branchlets pale yellow, ridged, appressed pubescent, glabrescent, with scattered obscure lenticels. Leaves (5 or)7-foliolate; rachis 20-25(-40) cm, including petiole (3-)5-6(-7) cm; leaflet blades ovate-ob­long to elliptic-lanceolate, 6-16 × 2.5-8 cm, papery, both sur­faces dark green and glabrous, base broadly cuneate to rounded, apex acute. Panicles terminal, ca. 30 cm; flowering branchlets 8-10 cm, spreading, yellowish brown tomentose. Flowers 1.4-1.5 cm. Calyx pubescent. Corolla purple, with yellow-green spots in center; standard orbicular, without basal calluses, base tapering into a claw. Ovary glabrous, with numerous ovules. Legume carmine when dry, oblong, 10-11 × 2-3 cm, inflated, woody, contracted between seeds; suture thickened. Seeds 2-7 per legume, brown, ellipsoid, ca. 2 cm; hilum white. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Sep-Nov.

Thickets in valleys or ravines; 100-1200 m. N Guangdong, NW Guangxi, S Guizhou, S Hunan, S Yunnan [Laos, Thailand, Vietnam].

The plants are poisonous and also used medicinally.


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