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Piper chinense Miq.


Description from Flora of China

Climbers woody, glabrous except for rachis and bases of bracts. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade ovate or broadly elliptic, 9-13 × 4-7 cm, papery, without glands, base cuneate, usually symmetric, apex shortly acuminate; veins 5(-7), apical pair arising up to 2 cm above base, reaching leaf apex, others ± basal, reticulate veins conspicuous. Flowers bisexual. Spikes leaf-opposed, 3-5 cm, slightly elongated in fruit; peduncle nearly as long as petioles; bracts orbicular, ca. 1.3 mm wide, peltate to ± clavate, distally inflexed, stalk short, densely pubescent. Stamens usually 2; filaments thick, short; anthers reniform. Ovary ovoid, distinct; stigmas 3 or 4, sessile, apex ± acute, persistent. Drupe ovoid, ca. 2 mm in diam., apex ± acute Fl. Apr-Jun.

This rather distinct species is known only from the type and may now be extinct. The type was not localized but is presumed to be from Guangdong.

* Thickets near villages. ?Guangdong

生活型: 藤本

栽培植物: 野生

特征: 攀援藤本;花黄色

花期: 5

生境: 见于罗隐村边、攀生树上

门中名: 种子植物门

亚门中名: 被子植物亚门

纲中名: 双子叶植物纲


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