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2. Morinda badia Y. Z. Ruan, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 71(2): 327. 1999.

栗色巴戟 li se ba ji

Lianas; branches at base with persistent leafless stipules, when young puberulent and terete, becoming glabrescent, angled, dark brown or purplish blue. Leaves opposite; petiole 4-8 mm, densely hirtellous; blade drying papery, adaxially brownish black, abaxially ferruginous, elliptic-oblong, elliptic-lanceolate, or oblanceolate, 7-12 × 2-4 cm, adaxially shiny and hirtellous or glabrescent, abaxially hirtellous at least along veins, base cuneate to attenuate, apex acuminate; secondary veins 4-6 pairs; stipules fused into a tube, 2-5 mm, truncate. Inflorescence terminal; peduncles 3-5, umbellate, 5-18 mm, hirtellous; heads 1 per peduncle, 3-10-flowered. Flowers fused at base, biology not noted. Calyx limb reduced, truncate or often with 1-3 teeth in outermost flowers of head. Corolla yellowish white; tube ca. 2.5 mm; lobes 4 or 5, narrowly oblong, apically thickened and rostrate. Drupecetum subglobose, 0.5-0.8 cm in diam. Drupes fused, orange. Fl. Jun, fr. Oct.

● Forests on mountains, thickets at watersides. Guangdong (Guangzhou), Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan.


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