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30. Hoya longifolia Wallich ex Wight, Contr. Bot. India. 36. 1834.

长叶球兰 chang ye qiu lan

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs epiphytic, glabrous except for pedicels and corolla. Stems stout, climbing to 3 m; branches pendulous. Petiole 1-2.5 cm, stout; leaf blade linear to narrowly oblanceolate or oblong, 8-20(-25) × (0.4-)2-3 cm, base narrowly acute or rounded, apex acuminate or acute; lateral veins obscure. Pseudumbels extra-axillary, globose, many flower-ed; peduncle 1.5-5 cm. Pedicel 1.5-3 cm, pubescent. Sepals 1-1.5 mm, apex acute. Corolla white tinged with pink, 2-4 cm in diam.; lobes ovate-triangular, stellate spreading, pubescent. Corona lobes broadly ovate, flat, with a central boss, convex basally, inner angle acute and shorter than anther apices. Follicles straight, 10-30 cm × 5-8 mm. Seeds ovoid, 1-1.5 mm; coma 1.2-1.5 cm. Fl. Jul-Aug. 2n = 22.

Dense forests; 1400-2400 m. Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan, Sikkim, Thailand].


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