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Aristolochia fangchi Wu ex Chou et Hwang


Description from Flora of China

Aristolochia fangchi Y. C. Wu ex L. D. Chow & S. M. Hwang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 13(2): 108. 1975 (includes Latin diagnosis), nom. inval.

Shrubs climbing. Stems terete, obscurely striate, villous. Petiole 1-4 cm, densely brown villous; leaf blade oblong to ovate-oblong, rarely ovate-lanceolate, 6-16 × 3.5-5 cm, leathery, abaxially densely brown or gray pubescent, adaxially villous along veins, veins pinnate, 4-6 pairs, base rounded, apex acute or obtuse. Racemes on old woody stems, 2-4-flowered, 4-6 cm. Pedicel 5-7 cm, pendulous, densely villous; bractlets subulate, 3-8 × ca. 1 mm. Calyx purple with yellow blotches, throat white; tube horseshoe-shaped, abaxially densely villous; basal portion of tube 40-50 × 8-10 mm; limb subrotund-peltate, 4-6 cm in diam., shallowly 3-lobed; lobes equal, acute. Anthers oblong, 4-5 mm. Gynostemium 3-lobed. Capsule 5-10 × 3-5 cm, dehiscing basipetally. Seeds ovoid-deltoid, 5-7 × 3-4 mm. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jul-Sep.

When originally published (Chow and Hwang, loc. cit.), this name was invalid under Art. 8.1 and 37 of the St. Louis Code because two types were indicated (one flowering, one fruiting). The flowering specimen has here been chosen as the holotype because the flower is much more clearly diagnostic in this genus than the fruit. The specific epithet is derived from the vernacular name.

This species is used medicinally.

* Dense forests, thickets, on slopes; 500-1000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou.

生活型: 藤本

栽培植物: 野生

特征: 木质藤本;花黄紫色,生于老茎或地面处,蒴果木质,

花期: 4

果期: 8

生境: 见于草塘、龙船坑林中

用途: 根,茎入药,祛风除湿,利水,治风湿关节肿痛,小例题不利等,果止咳

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

中文别名: 木防己、防己马兜铃、防己(中药)


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