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Gardneria lanceolata

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, scandent, to 4 m, glabrous. Branchlets terete. Petiole 5--10 mm; leaf blade narrowly oblong, 5--12 X 2--4 cm, base obtuse, apex acuminate, lateral veins 7--9 pairs. Flowers axillary, solitary, 5-merous. Pedicels 1.5--2 cm, 2-bracteolate at middle to near base; bractlets narrowly triangular, ca. 1 cm. Sepals broadly ovate ca. 1 X 1.5 mm, ciliate. Corolla white, ca. 1 cm, tube ca. 3 mm; lobes narrowly elliptic, ca. 8 mm, glabrous. Stamens inserted at base of corolla tube; filaments very short, flat; anthers narrowly oblong, ca. 7 mm, 4-locular, connate, base 2-cleft, apex obtuse. Ovary globose, ca. 1.2 mm, with 1 ovule per locule. Style 4--5 mm; stigma apex obtuse. Berries ca. 1 cm in diam., 1-seeded. Fl. Jul.

* Forests, scrub; 1000--3000 m. Anhui, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.


 

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