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28. Smilax pygmaea Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 5: 339. 1910.

峦大菝葜 luan da ba qia

Description from Flora of China

Smilax glaucophylla Klotzsch var. randaiensis (Hayata) T. Koyama; S. menispermoidea A. de Candolle subsp. randaiensis (Hayata) T. Koyama; S. menispermoidea var. randaiensis (Hayata) T. Koyama; S. randaiensis Hayata.

Vines suberect to scandent, unarmed. Stem branched, 45--80 cm, woody, smooth. Petiole 0.8--1.2 cm, narrowly winged for ca. 2/3 its length; abscission zone apical; tendrils absent or rather short. Leaf blade abaxially glaucous, ovate or lanceolate-ovate, 3--6 × 2--2.5 cm, thickly herbaceous to subleathery, main veins 7, base rounded to shallowly cordate, apex acute or acuminate. Inflorescence of 1 umbel, basally not prophyllate; peduncle slender, 1.5--3 cm; umbels of both sexes 3--10-flowered. Male flowers: tepals red-brown, lanceolate-oblong, 2.5--3.5 mm; stamens 0.8--1.1 mm. Female flowers: tepals lanceolate-ovate, 2--3 mm. Berries dark blue, globose, ca. 6 mm in diam. Fl. Aug.

Mountain forests. Taiwan [Philippines].


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