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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 19 | Rubiaceae | Morinda

22. Morinda rugulosa Y. Z. Ruan, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 71(2): 328. 1999.

皱面鸡眼藤 zhou mian ji yan teng

Lianas or subshrubs, to 6 m tall; branches when young pilosulous, becoming glabrescent. Leaves opposite; petiole 6-9 mm, hirtellous; blade drying papery, adaxially brownish black, abaxially ferruginous, obovate or obovate-lanceolate, 7-9 × 2.5-4 cm, adaxially rugulose and sparsely pilosulous to glabrescent, abaxially glabrous except hirtellous along midrib, base cuneate or attenuate, apex rounded, obtuse, or acute; secondary veins 5 or 6 pairs, with pilosulous domatia; stipules fused into a tube, 3-4 mm, truncate. Inflorescence terminal; peduncles 4-8, umbellate, 7-15 mm, pilosulous; heads 1 per peduncle, 5-12-flowered. Flowers fused in lower half of hypanthium, biology not noted. Calyx limb reduced. Corolla white, campanulate; tube ca. 1 mm, inside densely bearded; lobes 4, narrowly oblong, ca. 3 mm, apically rostrate. Drupecetum subglobose, 4-10 mm in diam. Drupes fully fused, red. Fl. Jul, fr. Dec.

● Forests at riversides and roadsides, thickets. N Guangxi, SW Hunan.


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