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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Rhamnaceae | Ventilago

Ventilago elegans Hemsl.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs scandent, many branched. Annual branches often curved, pilose, glabrescent. Stipules minute, caducous; petiole 1-2 mm, pilose; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green, shiny, elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 1.2-3 × 1-1.5 cm, subleathery, abaxially glabrous, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, prominent on both surfaces, conspicuously reticulate, base cuneate, margin inconspicuously serrulate, apex acute or slightly obtuse, mucronulate. Flowers small, 2.5-3 mm in diam., bisexual, gla-brous, solitary or few fascicled in axils of leaves. Pedicels 1-1.5 mm. Sepals triangular, adaxially medially keeled. Petals obovate, shorter than stamens, apex emarginate. Disk thick, pentagonous. Ovary immersed in disk; styles stout, 2-fid or cleft to half. Drupe winged, 1.5-2 cm, glabrous; stone 1-loculed, 1-seeded.

● Forests. Taiwan.


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