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10. Berchemia hirtella H. T. Tsai & K. M. Feng, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 190. 1951.

大果勾儿茶 da guo gou er cha

Shrubs scandent. Branchlets spreading, yellow-green, sparsely pubescent; old branches turning brown, glabrescent. Stipules ovate, ciliate, caducous; petiole 1.5-2 cm; leaf blade abaxially gray-yellow, adaxially dark brown when dry, ovate-elliptic or oblong, 6.5-10 × 4-6 cm, papery, adaxially glabrous or white powdery, densely pubescent or glabrous, or sparsely pubescent on veins, or clustered hairy in vein axils, lateral veins 11-13 pairs, prominent on both surfaces, base cordate or subrounded, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescences rather large, to 20 × 7 cm; rachis pubescent. Flowers usually in broad cymose panicles at ends of lateral branches. Pedicel 1-1.5 cm, glabrous or subglabrous. Drupe purple-red at maturity, cylindric-ellipsoid, 1.1-1.4 cm, 5-6 mm in diam., with persistent cup-shaped disk at base; fruiting pedicel 1.2-2 cm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Feb-May of following year.

● Forests and thickets in valleys; 400-1500 m. Guizhou, Yunnan.

1 Young branches and petioles pubescent; leaf blade abaxially densely pubescent.   10a var. hirtella
+ Young branches and petioles glabrous; leaf blade abaxially glabrous or sparsely pubescent on veins and in vein axils.   10b var. glabrescens


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