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8. Urceola linearicarpa (Pierre) D. J. Middleton, Novon. 4: 151. 1994.

线果水壶藤 xian guo shui hu teng

Description from Flora of China

Ecdysanthera linearicarpa Pierre, Rev. Cultures Colon. 11: 228. 1902; Parabarium linearicarpum (Pierre) Pichon.

Lianas to 8 m, glabrous. Branches lenticellate. Petiole 6-10 mm; leaf blade green adaxially, greenish abaxially, elliptic or narrowly ovate, 6-8 X 3-3.5 cm, base broadly cuneate or nearly rounded, apex acute to caudate; lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs. Cymes axillary. Flowers small. Sepals ovate, ca. 0.5 X 0.5 mm, apex subacute. Corolla campanulate, yellowish, tube ca. 1.5 1.5 mm; lobes erect or incurved, ca. 1 X 0.7 mm. Disc ringlike, shorter than ovary. Ovary pilose. Pistil head ovoid. Follicles linear, 13-14 cm X 5-10 mm. Seeds brownish, oblong, ca. 1.5 cm, coma ca. 3 cm. Fl. Aug-Nov, fr. Oct-Dec.

Tropical rain forests, humid sparse woods; 500-1500 m. SE Xizang, S Yunnan [Laos].


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