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Schisandra plena A. C. Sm.

Description from Flora of China

Plants glabrous throughout. Young branches lacking wings; leaf-bearing branches elongated. Petiole 1.3-1.9 cm; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to elliptic, 8-14 × 3.5-5 cm, papery to subleathery, not glaucous, secondary veins 5-7 on each side of midvein, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex shortly acuminate to acuminate. Flowers axillary to leaves, solitary or in clusters; peduncle 0.7-1.5 cm (staminate). Tepals 12-17, white to pale yellow but red at base, largest 8.5-10 × 4-4.5 mm. Staminate flowers: stamens 8, connate into an androecial mass; anthers sessile; pollen 6-colpate. Pistillate flowers: carpels ca. 31; pseudostyle subulate. Fruit peduncle 1-1.5 cm; torus 5-17 cm; apocarps orangish red to red, ca. 1 × 1.2 cm. Seed testa ± smooth. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug-Sep.

Dense forests; 600-1500 m. S and SW Yunnan [NE India].


 

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