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Trichosanthes baviensis Gagnep.


Description from Flora of China

Stems slender, grooved, glabrous or pubescent. Petiole slender, 4-9 cm, striate, densely pubescent; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green, ovate, 5-20 × 5-13 cm, thinly membranous, unlobed, abaxially pubescent, adaxially puberulent, margin denticulate, apex acuminate. Male flowers in corymb, ca. 2 cm; pedicel 1-1.5 cm, pubescent; bracts absent; calyx tube dilated at apex, ca. 2 cm, pubescent; segments narrowly triangular, ca. 3 mm. Female flowers solitary; pedicel ca. 7 mm, pubescent; ovary oblong, 8-10 mm, densely pubescent. Fruit ovoid, 3.5-5 × ca. 3.5 cm, smooth, glabrous, beaked. Seeds unknown. Fl. Apr-May, fr. May-Sep.

One of us (Jeffrey) treats this taxon as a synonym of Trichosanthes pilosa.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests or thickets; 600-1500 m. Guangxi, SW Guizhou, S and SE Yunnan.


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