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10. Alyxia levinei Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 15: 254. 1920.

筋藤 jin teng

Alyxia acutifolia Tsiang; A. kweichowensis Tsiang & P. T. Li.

Shrubs scandent, to 3 m. Branches and branchlets slender, somewhat angled or striate, later terete. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3; petiole 4-7 mm; leaf blade elliptic, narrowly elliptic, or oblong, 3.5-8 X 1.2-3 cm, papery to somewhat leathery, abaxially glabrous, apex acuminate or acute; lateral veins obsolete. Cymes fascicled, axillary, soli-tary to trichasial; peduncle 0.5-2 cm, puberulent; bracteoles 2 or more, elliptic-ovate. Sepals 1.5-3 mm, villous, ciliate, apex acuminate. Corolla greenish white; tube ca. 3 mm, glabrous; lobes broadly elliptic, ca. 1.5 mm. Ovary villous. Fruits with 1-3, drupelike, ellipsoid or globose articles 1-1.3 cm X 0.8-1 cm. Fl. Mar-Aug, fr. Sep-Dec.

* Montane sparse woods, brushwoods; 300-500 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou.

All parts of the plant are used to cure infantile malnutrition due to intestinal parasites, rheumatalgia, and furunculosis.


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