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3. Jasminanthes mucronata (Blanco) W. D. Stevens & P. T. Li in M. G. Gilbert & W. D. Stevens & P. T. Li, Novon. 5: 10. 1995.

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Description from Flora of China

Apocynum mucronatum Blanco, Fl. Filip. 852. 1837; Stephanotis chinensis Champion ex Bentham; S. mucronata (Blanco) Merrill.

Lianas to 12 m. Stems pubescent along 2 lines, lenticellate. Petiole 2-3 cm; leaf blade ovate-oblong, 7-12 × 4.5-8 cm, papery, pubescent or glabrescent, base cordate, apex acuminate; lateral veins ca. 8 pairs. Cymes usually 2-4(-9)-flowered; peduncle 1.5-2 cm; bracteoles ovate, pubescent. Pedicel 2-3 cm. Sepals oblong, ca. 7 mm. Corolla white with purple juice; tube ca. 2 cm, glabrous outside; lobes falcate, ca. 3 cm × 5 mm, spreading. Gynostegium shorter than corolla tube. Corona lobes 5, shorter than anthers. Anthers apical appendages oblong-ovate, longer than stigma head; pollinia ellipsoid. Stigma head capitate, apex obscurely 2-lobed. Follicles lanceolate, ca. 12 × 1 cm, glabrous. Seeds oblong, ca. 1 cm; coma ca. 2.5 cm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Sep-Nov.

* Montane forests, often attached to trees; 100-600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Zhejiang.


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