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Erycibe elliptilimba Merr. et Chun


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs scandent, to 20 m tall. Branchlets rather densely hirsute, striate when mature, to 8 cm in diam. Petiole 2-2.5 cm; leaf blade broadly elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 9-15 X 4.5-7.5 cm, thick leathery, glabrous, base broadly cuneate, apex abruptly short acuminate; lateral veins 5-7 pairs, indistinct midvein slightly raised abaxially and ± sunken adaxially. Inflorescences 1-3 together, axillary, racemose or narrowly paniculate, 1.5-11 cm, many flowered, rust-colored pubescent with 2-armed hairs. Pedicel 2-4 mm. Sepals nearly circular, 3-4 mm, densely pubescent abaxially. Corolla white, ca. 1.3 cm; lobules obovate to subcuneate, 3.5-5 mm, margin slightly emarginate, Stamens ca. 3 mm; anthers lanceolate, base cordate, apex acute-acuminate. Ovary 1.3-1.6 mm, glabrous; stigma conical, 5-ridged. Fruit black, ellipsoid, ca. 2 cm, smooth, with a paler apical scar. Fl. Jul-Oct, fr. Oct-Apr.

Roadsides, dry slopes, forests, seashores, sandy soils, loam, clay; 0-600 m. Guangdong, Hainan [Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam]


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