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31. Ribes tianquanense S. H. Yu & J. M. Xu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 28: 325. 1990.

天全茶(艹鹿灬)子 tian quan cha biao zi

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs evergreen, dioecious, 0.4-1(-2) m tall. Branchlets glandular bristly, unarmed. Buds brownish, oblong-ovoid to ovoid, 7-9 mm, glabrous, apex acute. Leaves 2-4-clustered at branchlet apex; petiole stout, 3-8 mm, glandular bristly; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to sublanceolate, rarely broadly elliptic, 5-13 × 1.5-4.5 cm, leathery, glabrous or abaxially glandular bristly along midvein and at margin, 3-veined, base cuneate, margin unlobed, irregularly serrate, apex acute to acuminate. Male racemes 4-7 cm, 5-11-flowered, female ones almost as long, to 5 cm in fruit, 5-7-fruited; rachis and pedicels purple, pubescent or glandular hairy; bracts elliptic, 9-14 mm, 1-veined, margin ciliate. Pedicel 3-7 mm. Calyx purplish green, glabrous; tube pelviform, 2-3 mm; lobes ovate to suborbicular, 2.5-3.5 mm. Petals cuneate-spatulate to subflabellate, ca. 1.5 mm. Stamens not equaling or subequaling petals. Ovary pubescent. Stigma 2-lobed. Fruit green, ellipsoid to oblong, 1-1.5 × 0.8-0.9 cm, pubescent. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Aug.

* Forests, rocks on grassy slopes; 1400-2200 m. W Sichuan.


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