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Parameria laevigata (Juss.) Moldenke


Description from Flora of China

Aegiphila laevigata Jussieu, Ann. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 7: 76. 1806; Parameria barbata (Blume) K. Schumann; Parsonsia barbata Blume.

Lianas evergreen, to 10 m. Stems pale gray; branchlets shortly hairy when young, soon glabrescent. Petiole 2-4 cm; leaf blade narrowly oblong or subovate, rarely elliptic or ovate, 5-13 X 2-5 cm, glabrous; lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs, with domatia. Cymes 5-16 X 5-16 cm, puberulent distally. Sepals broadly ovate, 0.5-1 mm, glabrous or pubescent, apex obtuse or acute. Corolla reddish to white, ca. 7 mm in diam., tube 2-2.5 mm; lobes broadly ovate or nearly orbicular, ca. 3 X 3 mm; disc shorter than ovary. Ovary pubescent. Follicles to 45 cm. Seeds ca. 1 cm, pubescent, coma ca. 3 cm. Fl. Jun-Oct, fr. Oct-Dec.

All parts of plant are used to treat rheumatism, nephritis, and injury.

Montane forests, ravines; 800-1500 m. S Guangxi, S Yunnan [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam]


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