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Epigynum auritum (Schneid.) Tsiang et P. T. Li


Description from Flora of China

Trachelospermum auritum C. K. Schneider in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 341. 1916; Epigynum lachnocarpum Pichon.

Liana to 8 m. Branchlets slightly reddish brown, densely minutely hirsute-villous when young. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade broadly elliptic or slightly obovate, 8-15 X 4.5-11.5 cm, base acuminate-cordate, villous on both surfaces; lateral veins ca. 10. Cymes as long as or longer than leaves, densely tawny pubescent; peduncle up to 8 cm. Pedicel ca. 1 cm. Corolla white, tube 1.5-1.7 cm; lobes obliquely obovate or narrowly spatulate, 1.2-1.3 cm. Disc 5-lobed. Ovaries pubescent at apex. Follicles 2, oblong, to 16 1-1.5 cm, densely tawny, apex distinctly recurved. Seeds oblong, to 2 cm, coma to 3.5 cm. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Aug-Dec.

Dense montane forests, clinging to trees. S Yunnan [Malaysia, Thailand].


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