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Sabia coriacea

Description from Flora of China

Woody climbers, to 5 m, evergreen. Branchlets dark brown; bud scales broadly triangular-ovoid, apex acute. Petiole 5-15 mm; leaf blade abaxially light green, adaxially dark green and shiny, oblong or elliptic, 3.5-7 × 1.5-3 cm, leathery, lateral veins 4-7 pairs, ascending, anastomosing 5-7 mm from margin, reticulate veins sparse, base broadly cuneate or rounded, apex acute or acuminate. Cymes 5-10-flowered, umbelliform, 1.5-2.5 cm; peduncles 0.5-2 cm. Pedicel 1-5 mm. Sepals 5, broadly ovate, ca. 1 mm. Petals 5, light green with reddish tinge, oblong-ovate or ovate, 3-3.5 × 1.5-2 mm, 5-7-veined, apex acute or narrowly obtuse. Stamens 5, 1.5-2.5 mm; filaments flattened; anthers introrse. Disk cup-shaped. Ovary glabrous. Schizocarp pink to red or reddish purple, suborbicular or obovoid, ca. 5 mm; endocarp with midrib, with foveolate. Fl. Apr, fr. Sep-Nov.

● Hillside scrub, valleys; below 1000 m. SC Fujian, Guangdong, S Jiangxi.


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