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Sabia parviflora

Description from Flora of China

Celastrus discolor H. Léveillé; C. esquirolii H. Léveillé; Changiodendron guangxiense R. H. Miao; Sabia harmandiana Pierre; S. parviflora var. harmandiana (Pierre) Lecomte; S. parviflora var. nitidissima H. Léveillé; S. polyantha Handel-Mazzetti.

Woody climbers, to 6 m, evergreen. Young branches pubescent, glabrous when old; bud scales ovoid, apex long acute, ciliate. Petiole 0.5-2 mm, sparsely puberulent or glabrous; leaf blade abaxially grayish green, adaxially dark green or olivaceous-green, sometimes shiny, obovate-lanceolate, narrowly oblong, or oblong-elliptic, 5-12 × 1-3 cm, papery or thinly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, lateral veins 5-8 pairs, anastomos-
ing 3-10 mm from margin, base rounded or broadly cuneate, apex acuminate. Cymes comprising a 10-20(-25)-flowered panicle 3-5 cm, glabrous or sparsely pilose; peduncles 2-6 mm. Pedicel 3-6 mm. Sepals 5, ovate or oblong-ovate, ca. 0.8 mm, apex acute, ciliate. Petals 5, green, yellowish green, or greenish white, oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 2-4 × 0.7-1.3 mm, veins up to 7 and reddish, apex acute or obtuse. Stamens 5, 3-5 mm; filaments broad and flattened, 1-2 × 0.25-0.5 mm; anthers often inflexed, elliptic or ovoid, extrorse. Disk cup-shaped, distinctly 5-lobed. Ovary glabrous; styles narrowly conical. Schizocarp green to red or blue, suborbicular, 5-7 mm in diam.; endocarp with inconspicuous midrib, with obscurely foveolate. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Jul-Sep.

Forests, streamsides in forests, thickets on mountain slopes, ravines; 800-2800 m. W Guangxi, W Guizhou, Sichuan, S Yunnan [India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].


 

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