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3. Ribes stenocarpum Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg, sér. 3. 27: 475. 1881.

长果茶(艹鹿灬)子 chang guo cha biao zi

Description from Flora of China

Grossularia stenocarpa (Maximowicz) Berger.

Shrubs 1-2(-3) m tall. Branchlets pubescent when young, gradually glabrescent; nodal spines 1-3, robust, 0.8-2 cm; internodes sparsely minutely prickly or unarmed. Buds ovoid; scales scarious. Petiole (1-)2-3 cm, pubescent and sparsely glandular hairy; leaf blade broadly ovate to suborbicular, 2-3 × 2.5-4 cm, pubescent, gradually glabrescent, sometimes sparsely shortly stalked glandular along veins, base truncate to subcordate; lobes 3-5, margin coarsely obtusely dentate, apex obtuse. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2 or 3 in short racemes, bisexual; bracts paired, broadly ovate, 2-3 mm, 3-veined, margin sparsely glandular hairy; pedicel 3-5 mm, sparsely glandular hairy. Calyx green to greenish brown, glabrous; tube campanulate, 4-6 mm, glabrous adaxially; lobes spreading or reflexed at anthesis, usually erect in fruit, ligulate to oblong, 5-7 mm. Petals white, oblong to ligulate, 4-6 mm. Stamens equaling or slightly longer than petals; filaments white; anthers ovoid to ovoid-oblong. Ovary oblong, glabrous. Style longer than stamens, divided for almost 1/2 its length. Fruit red, or green tinged red, oblong, 2-2.5 × ca. 1 cm, glabrous. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.

* Coniferous or mixed forests, thickets on mountain slopes, ravines; 2300-3300 m. Gansu, E and S Qinghai, Shaanxi, NW Sichuan.


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