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6. Urceola rosea (Hooker & Arnott) D. J. Middleton, Novon. 4: 151. 1994.

酸叶胶藤 suan ye jiao teng

Description from Flora of China

Ecdysanthera rosea Hooker & Arnott, Bot. Beechey Voy. 198. 1837; Antirrhaea esquirolii H. Léveillé.

Lianas to 20 m. Stem dark brown, lenticels absent; branches tawny gray, young ones brownish. Petiole 0.8-1.2 cm; leaf blade broadly elliptic, rarely subovate, 3-7 X 1-4 cm, apex acute, glabrous, ± lustrous adaxially, glaucous abaxially, lateral veins 4-6 pairs. Sepals ovate, ca. 3 mm, obtuse. Corolla pink, tube ca. 4 mm; lobes ± symmetrical, slightly longer than tube, acute. Disc ringlike, entire. Ovary pubescent. Follicles to 15 cm, terete, densely spotted. Seeds oblong, ca. 1 cm, coma ca. 3 cm. Fl. Apr-Dec, fr. Jun-Dec. 2n = 20*.

All parts are used to treat endosteum, injury, and rheumatism.

Ravines at low and middle elevations, scattered in montane forests. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam]


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