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Smilax horridiramula Hay.


Description from Flora of China

Vines climbing. Stem and branches densely bristly throughout; bristles horizontally spreading, slender, needlelike, ca. 5 mm, apex sometimes forked. Petiole ca. 1 cm, winged; wings ca. 5 × 1--1.5 mm; abscission zone distal; tendrils usually present. Leaf blade abaxially slightly glaucous, elliptic to oblong-ovate, 5--6 × 3--3.5 cm, papery, base rounded, apex somewhat mucronate, main veins 5. Inflorescence of 1 umbel, basally not prophyllate; peduncle 3--4 cm. Flowers unknown. Berries blue-black at maturity, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam.

* C and E Taiwan.


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