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Biondia hemsleyana

Description from Flora of China

Gongronema hemsleyana Warburg in Schlechter & Warburg, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 3: 341. 1907.

Lianas to 2 m. Internodes glabrous. Petiole 5-7 mm, adaxially pubescent; leaf blade narrowly lanceolate, 5-9 × 1-1.5 cm, short acuminate or acute at both ends, margin subrevolute; midvein pubescent and elevated abaxially, lateral veins obscure. Inflorescences sometimes branched at base to form small groups; cymes umbel-like, up to 7-flowered; peduncle to 1 cm, sparsely puberulent. Pedicel to 9 mm, sparsely puberulent. Sepals ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, without basal glands. Corolla white, broadly cylindric, to 4.5 mm; lobes broadly triangular, ca. 0.5 mm. Corona ringlike, rim 5-toothed. Anther apex rounded; pollinia globose. Follicles linear-lanceolate, 5-6 cm × 3-5 mm. Seeds ovate-oblong, ca. 5 × 2 mm; coma ca. 2 cm. Fl. Apr-Sep, fr. Oct-Dec.

* Mixed woods; 1400-2000 m. Sichuan.


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