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Trachelospermum bodinieri

Description from Flora of China

Melodinus bodinieri H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 2: 113. 1906; Trachelospermum cathayanum C. K. Schneider; T. cathayanum var. longipedicellatum Lingelsheim; T. cathayanum var. tetanocarpum (C. K. Schneider) Tsiang & P. T. Li; T. formosanum Y. C. Liu & C. H. Ou; T. longipedicellatum (Lingelsheim) Woodson; T. tetanocarpum C. K. Schneider; T. wenchowense Tsiang; T. yunnanense Tsiang & P. T. Li.

Lianas woody, to 15 m, minutely tomentose to glabrous or glabrescent. Petiole 3-10 mm long; leaf blade elliptic, narrowly elliptic, or narrowly obovate, 3-10 X 1-4 cm, thick papery; lateral veins 8-13 pairs. Cymes paniculate, terminal or axillary, to 10 cm. Sepals narrowly elliptic, 2-3 mm, glabrous, ciliate, apex appressed to corolla or slightly spreading, acute or obtuse. Corolla white, tube 5-14 mm; throat dilated, pilose, glabrous outside; lobes obliquely obovate or narrowly obovate, as long as tube. Anthers apex reaching corolla throat; disc 5-lobed, shorter than ovary. Ovary glabrous. Follicles linear, 12-41 cm X 2-5 mm. Seeds oblong, ca. 1.5 cm, coma 2-3.5 cm. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Aug-Dec.

Mixed woods, brushwoods; 500-2600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang.


 

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