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16. Morinda nanlingensis Y. Z. Ruan, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 71(2): 329. 1999.

南岭鸡眼藤 nan ling ji yan teng

Lianas or subshrubs; branches surrounded at base by persistent leafless stipules, when young hirtellous or hispidulous, becoming glabrescent, angled, purplish blue. Leaves opposite; petiole 3-5 mm, hirtellous; blade drying papery, adaxially greenish brown or dark brown, abaxially brownish gray, obovate, elliptic-oblanceolate, elliptic, or rhombic-lanceolate, rarely dimorphic, 4-9(-12) × 1.5-3.5 cm, adaxially pilosulous to glabrescent, abaxially glabrous to densely hirtellous at least on principal veins, base cuneate, apex acute, acuminate, or obtuse then abruptly mucronulate; secondary veins 5-7 pairs; stipules fused into a tube, truncate. Inflorescence terminal; peduncles 7-10, umbellate or fasciculate, 10-15 mm, pilosulous; heads 1 per peduncle, 3-11-flowered. Flowers fused at base, biology not noted. Calyx limb reduced, truncate or perhaps sometimes with 1 calycophyll. Corolla campanulate, mealy puberulent outside; tube ca. 2 mm, internally densely bearded; lobes 4 or 5, sublanceolate, ca. 3 mm. Drupecetum subglobose, 4-8 mm in diam. Drupes orange or dark. Fl. Jun, fr. Oct.

● Shady places, forests, thickets on mountains, hills. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.

1 Flowering heads with 3 or 4(-7) flowers; leaf blade rhombic-lanceolate, 4-7 × 1.5-2 cm.   16b var. pauciflora
+ Flowering heads with 5-11 flowers; leaf blade obovate, elliptic-oblanceolate, or elliptic, 7-12 × 2-3.5 cm   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade glabrous abaxially.   16a var. nanlingensis
+ Leaf blade densely pilosulous abaxially.   16c var. pilophora

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