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Sindechites chinensis (Merr.) Markgr. et Tsiang


Description from Flora of China

Epigynum chinense Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 23: 262. 1923; Cleghornia chinensis (Merrill) P. T. Li.

Lianas to 6 m. Branches brown or pale brown. Petiole 2-4 mm; leaf blade ovate or narrowly ovate, 4-9 X 2-4.5 cm, membranous, base rounded, apex acute or obtuse; lateral veins 4-6 pairs, minutely pubescent along veins abaxially when young, otherwise glabrous on both surfaces. Cymes 4-5 cm. Mature flower buds 1.2-1.7 cm, apex globose. Corolla white, tube 0.9-1.5 cm, slightly dilated at middle, densely pubescent at throat, sparsely so proximally; lobes broadly ovate, minutely pubescent outside. Stamens inserted at middle of corolla tube; disc as long as ovary. Ovary glabrous. Style long. Follicles 7-16 cm X 3-5 mm. Seeds dark brown, very narrowly oblong, flat, 1-1.5 cm; coma 2.5-3 cm. Fl. Mar-Jul, fr. Jun-Dec.

Dense montane forests, brushes along riverbanks; 100-700 m. Hainan [Laos, Thailand].


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