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Lycianthes solitaria C. Y. Wu & A. M. Lu


Description from Flora of China

Herbs or subshrubs; pubescence of villous simple hairs mixed with 2-branched hairs. Branchlets, petiole, and fruiting pedicel villous. Leaves unequal paired; petiole 2.5-5 mm; blade of major leaf ovate, 1.5-3.5 × 1-2.5 cm, sparsely pubescent adaxially, densely pubescent abaxially, base rounded or cuneate, apex acute; blade of minor leaf 0.8-2 × 0.8-1.5 cm. Flowers not seen. Berry solitary in leaf axils, red, 7-8(-10) mm in diam. Fruiting calyx teeth 10, linear-subulate, 1-1.5 mm. Seeds pale yellow, deltate-reniform, 2 × 1.2 mm. Fl. Jul, fr. Sep-Nov.

This species is known only from the type.

* Near ditches in evergreen forests; ca. 1700 m. Xizang (Zayü Xian)


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