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Melodinus khasianus Hook. f.


Description from Flora of China

Lianas to 10 m, glabrous except for flowers. Petiole 6-7 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 6-12 X 0.5-4 cm, base cuneate, apex short acuminate; lateral veins subparallel. Cymes or fascicles axillary near branch apex, 2.5-6.5 cm, few flowered; bracts ca. 3 mm. Sepals orbicular, ca. 3 mm, ciliate. Corolla white, tube ca. 6 mm; lobes orbicular, ca. 5.5 mm in diam., obliquely 2-lobed or 2-cleft at apex; corona scales 5, oblong. Berries ovoid, ca. 5.5 X 4 cm. Fl. Oct.

Humid forests, valleys; 1600-2900 m. Guizhou, Yunnan [India].


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