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1. Amalocalyx microlobus Pierre in Spire, Contr. Apocyn. 93. 1905.

毛车藤 mao che teng

Description from Flora of China

Amalocalyx burmanicus Chatterjee; A. yunnanensis Tsiang.

Lianas to 10 m, densely rust colored villous when young, glabrous when older. Stems sometimes with corky wings. Petiole 1-3 cm; leaf blade broadly obovate or elliptic, 5-15 X 2-10.5 cm, base truncate or subauriculate to cordate; lateral veins 8 or 9 pairs. Cymes longer than leaves, 15-30-flowered; peduncle 7-14 cm; bracts and bracteoles narrowly elliptic, ca. 1 cm. Pedicel 0.5-1.5 cm. Corolla whitish outside, pink to purple inside, glabrous, tube ca. 2.2 cm; lobes ovate, shorter than tube. Disc apex 5-lobed. Ovary glabrous. Follicles 8-10 X 1.2-1.5 cm. Seeds ovate, ca. 10 3 mm, coma ca. 4 cm. Fl. Apr-Oct, fr. Sep-Dec.

Sparse woods, often clinging to trees; 800-1000 m. S Yunnan (Simao, Jinghong) [Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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