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15. Callerya longipedunculata (Z. Wei) X. Y. Zhu in X. Y. Zhu et al., Legumes China. 453. 2007.

长梗鸡血藤 chang geng ji xue teng

Millettia longipedunculata Z. Wei, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 23: 287. 1985; Callerya cinerea (Bentham) Schot var. longipedun­culata (Z. Wei) H. Sun.

Lianas. Branchlets brown, smooth and slender, yellow to­mentose, glabrescent, without lenticels. Leaves (5 or)7-foli­olate; rachis 30-35 cm, including petiole 5-7 cm; leaflet blades lanceolate, basal pair 4-8 × 2.5-3.5 cm, lateral pairs and ter­minal one 12-20 × 3.5-6 cm with terminal one largest, papery, abaxially densely villous, adaxially appressed pubescent, base broadly cuneate to narrowly subcordate, apex caudate. Panicles terminal, 20-40 cm, slender; flowering branchlet nodes scat­tered; peduncle rather long, yellow tomentose. Flowers 1.5-1.7 cm. Corolla red; standard obovate, outside densely sericeous. Ovary tomentose, with 6 ovules. Legume rhomboid to oblong, 3.5-8 × ca. 2.2 cm, dark brown tomentose, gradually glabres­cent, slightly contracted between seeds, apex with a hooked beak. Seeds 1-3 per legume, reddish brown, oblate, ca. 1.5 × 2 cm. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Jul-Oct.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests in shady places in valleys; ca. 1400 m. NW Guangxi, SW Guizhou, E Yunnan.


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