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1. Urceola xylinabariopsoides (Tsiang) D. J. Middleton, Novon. 4: 151. 1994.

乐东藤 le dong teng

Description from Flora of China

Chunechites xylinabariopsoides Tsiang, Sunyatsenia 3: 306. 1937; Ecdysanthera xylinabariopsoides (Tsiang) P. T. Li; Xylinabariopsis ventii Lý; X. xylinabariopsoides (Tsiang) Lý.

Liana to 1.5 m, densely pubescent. Bark dark brown. Petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 3-6 X ca. 1.7 cm, somewhat leathery, base broadly cuneate, apex short acuminate, glabrous adaxially except along veins, pubescent abaxially, denser along veins; lateral veins 5-7 pairs. Cymes paniculate, axillary and terminal, 3-branched, 5-8 cm. Sepals narrowly elliptic, ca. 1 mm, acute. Corolla reddish yellow, tube ca. 1 mm; lobes sublinear, unequally falcate, 1.5-2 mm, 1-toothed at middle of margin, apex rounded or obtuse. Disc ringlike, obscurely 5-lobed. Ovary apex pilose. Follicles sublinear, 5-7 cm X ca. 5 mm, puberulent to glabrous. Seeds narrowly oblong, ca. 1 cm, pubescent, coma ca. 3 cm. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Sep-Dec.

* Open montane forests. Hainan [Vietnam].


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