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7. Urceola napeensis (Quintaret) D. J. Middleton, Blumea. 39: 89. 1994.

华南水壶藤 hua nan shui hu teng

Description from Flora of China

Micrechites napeensis Quintaret, Compt. Rend. Hebd. Seances Acad. Sci. 134: 438. 1902; Ecdysanthera napeensis (Quintaret) Pierre; Parabarium napeense (Quintaret) Pierre; Xylinabaria reynaudii Jumelle; Xylinabariopsis napeensis (Quintaret) F. P. Metcalf; X. reynaudii (Jumelle) Pitard.

Lianas 5-20 m. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade ovate, elliptic, or lanceolate, 5-9 cm, base rounded or obtuse, apex acuminate or obtuse; lateral veins 6-8 pairs. Inflorescences axillary, corymbose cymes 5-7 cm, pubescent; bracteoles linear. Pedicel 2-4 mm. Sepals ovate, ca. 0.8 mm, ciliate, obtuse. Corolla rose or white; lobes strongly asymmetrical, ca. 2 longer than tube. Disc ringlike, with 5 rounded lobes. Follicles ovoid, long beaked, 5-7 cm X 6-7 mm, strongly stipitate. Seeds ca. 1.5 cm. Fl. Oct-May, fr. Dec-Aug.

Forests. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan [Laos, Thailand, Vietnam].


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