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10. Embelia vestita Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 288. 1824.

密齿酸藤子 mi chi suan teng zi

Calispermum oblongifolium (Hemsley) Nakai; C. rude (Handel-Mazzetti) Nakai; Embelia bodinieri H. Léveillé; E. lenticellata Hayata; E. nigroviridis C. Chen; E. oblongifolia Hemsley; E. prunifolia Mez; E. rudis Handel-Mazzetti; E. vestita var. lenticellata (Hayata) C. Y. Wu & C. Chen; Ribesoides oblongifolium (Hemsely) Kuntze; R. vestitum (Roxburgh) Kuntze; Samara vestita (Roxburgh) Kurz.

Shrubs scandent, glandular granulose on branchlets, bracts, sepals bases, and petals inside. Branchlets flexuous, terete, 1.5-2(-2.5) mm in diam., lenticellate, glabrescent. Petiole canaliculate and marginate, margin often developing cork warts, 4-8 mm; leaf blade oblong or lanceolate to ovate, (3.5-)7-11(-18) × (1.3-)2-4(-7.5) cm, papery to thin leathery, glossy, glabrous, red or black punctate, base obtuse, rounded or truncate, margin serrate or serrulate, apex acute to acuminate; lateral veins numerous. Inflorescences racemose or rarely panicle of 2 racemes, (1-)2-4 cm, densely glandular papillate; bracts subulate, 1-1.5 mm, glabrous, red punctate, margin roughly serrulate. Flowers unisexual or bisexual, white or pinkish, 5-merous, 1.8-3 mm. Pedicel cylindric, 2-5 mm, sparsely papillate. Sepals ovate, pellucid or brown punctate, margin erose, glandular ciliate; apex obtuse to acutish. Petals narrowly oblong, elliptic, ligulate, or spatulate, glabrous outside, orange punctate, apex rounded or emarginate. Stamens ca. as long as or longer than petals in staminate flowers, ca. 2/3 as long as petals in bisexual flowers; anthers connective pellucid to red-punctate. Style usually curved; stigma subcapitate. Fruit red, globose 5-10 mm in diam., red punctate. Fl. Oct-Dec, fr. Oct-Jul.

Mixed forests, evergreen, broad-leaved forests, shrubby areas, limestone hillsides; 200-1900(-2300) m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam]


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