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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Apocynaceae | Melodinus

8. Melodinus chinensis P. T. Li & Z. R. Xu, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(2): 129. 1985.

贵州山橙 gui zhou shan chen

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs to 60 cm tall. Branchlets yellowish gray, glabrous. Petiole ca. 5 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 5-9 X 1.5-3 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate, midvein elevated abaxially; lateral veins numerous, nearly flat on both surfaces, glabrous. Cymes dichotomous, ca. 3-flowered; peduncle ca. 1 cm, glabrous; bracteoles 2, triangular, ca. 1.5 1.5 mm, pubescent. Pedicel 7-outside10 mm, pubescent. Sepals ovate to triangular, ca. 3 mm, pubescent, glabrous inside, apex subacute to rounded. Berries ellipsoid, ca. 1.8 cm X 7 mm. Fl. May.

* Montane limestone brushwoods; ca. 800 m. SE Guizhou (Lipo).


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