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Sageretia lucida Merr.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs scandent, unarmed or with spines. Leaves alternate or subopposite; petiole 8-12 mm, glabrous; leaf blade adaxially shiny, ovate-oblong or elliptic, 6-12 × 2.5-4 cm, thinly leathery, or leaves on flowering branches smaller, 3.5-5 × 1.8-2.5 cm, abaxially barbate at vein axils, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 5 or 6(or 7) pairs, prominent abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base rounded, often asymmetrical, margin crenate, shallowly serrate, apex obtuse, acuminate, or shortly acuminate, rarely acute. Flowers sessile or subsessile, glabrous, usually in short axillary spikes, or rarely in spicate panicles on lower branches; rachis 2-3 cm, glabrous, often with brownish, ovate-triangular bracteoles. Sepals triangular-ovate, 1.3-1.5 mm, adaxially slightly keeled, apex acute. Petals clawed, shorter than sepals. Stamens ca. as long as petals. Drupe red when mature, elliptic-ovoid, large, 1-1.2 cm, 5-7 mm in diam., apex obtuse or mucronulate. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Nov-Dec.

This species is very similar to, and often confused with, Sageretia hamosa. The latter species differs in having larger leaves, with 7-10 pairs of lateral veins, and large inflorescences, with hairy rachises to 15 cm.

Sageretia lucida has been included by some authors in the synonymy of S. henryi. However, we found that specimens of S. lucida differ from S. henryi in having sessile flowers, barbate vein axils on the abaxial leaf surface, and drupes maturing within the current year.

Sparse forests in valleys; 300-800 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Jiangxi, Yunnan, Zhejiang [India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam].

生活型: 灌木, 藤本

栽培植物: 野生

特征: 攀援状灌木;

花期: 夏月

生境: 生于鸡笼山林中

用途: 果药用降火、清胃热

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: 梗花雀梅藤


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