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4. Ichnocarpus polyanthus (Blume) P. I. Forster, Austral. Syst. Bot. 5: 544. 1992.

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Description from Flora of China

Tabernaemontana polyantha Blume, Bijdr. 1029. 1826; Ichnocarpus baillonii (Pierre) Lý; I. himalaicus T. Yamazaki; I. pubiflorus J. D. Hooker; Micrechites baillonii Pierre; M. elliptica J. D. Hooker; M. elliptica var. scortechinii King & Gamble; M. ferruginea Pitard; M. lachnocarpa Tsiang; M. malipoensis Tsiang & P. T. Li var. parvifolia Tsiang & P. T. Li, M. polyantha (Blume) Miquel; M. radicans Markgraf; M. rehderiana Tsiang; M. scortechinii (King & Gamble) Ridley.

Lianas to 30 m, glabrous except for inflorescences. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade narrowly ovate or narrowly elliptic, 6-13 X 2.5-5 cm, base broadly cuneate, apex short acuminate; lateral veins 10-15 pairs. Cymes paniculate, terminal and axillary; peduncle to 9 cm, pubescent. Pedicels 2-4 mm long. Sepals ovate, ca. 2.5 mm, pubescent outside. Corolla white; tube ca. 3 mm, pubescent inside; lobes narrowly oblong, ca. 2 mm. Stamens inserted near base of corolla tube; disc ringlike, apex shortly 5cleft, shorter than ovary. Ovary densely pubescent. Follicles linear, 25-40 cm X ca. 5 mm, glabrous. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Sep-Dec.

Dense moist forests, often along valleys; montane brushwoods; 200-1800 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].


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