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29. Hoya griffithii J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 4: 59. 1883.

荷秋藤 he qiu teng

Description from Flora of China

Hoya kwangsiensis Tsiang & P. T. Li; Hoya lancilimba Merrill; H. lancilimba f. tsoi (Merrill) Tsiang; H. tsoi Merrill.

Shrubs epiphytic, glabrous throughout. Stems to 1.5 m. Petiole 1-3 cm, robust; leaf blade lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 11-14 × 2.5-4.5 cm, papery, base cuneate, apex acute to acuminate; lateral veins few, obscure. Pseudumbels extra-axillary, globose; peduncle 5-7 cm. Pedicel 4-4.5 cm. Sepals oblong-ovate, 7-8 × ca. 4.5 mm. Corolla white, ca. 3 cm in diam.; lobes broadly ovate, subfalcate, spreading, glabrous outside, obscurely puberulent inside. Corona lobes ca. 5 mm, concave, outer angle rounded, inner angle extending into a tooth as long as anther appendages, to 3 mm. Follicles lanceolate, ca. 15 × 1 cm. Fl. Jun-Aug.

The stems and leaves are used for the treatment of traumatic injury, fractures, swellings, and coughs.

Dense or sparse forests; ca. 800 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan [India]


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