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3. Alyxia villilimba C. Y. Wu ex Tsiang & P. T. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 366. 1973.

毛叶链珠藤 mao ye lian zhu teng

Alyxia villilimba var. macrophylla P. T. Li.

Shrubs to 3 m tall, densely pubescent. Leaves usually in whorls of 3; petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade elliptic or narrowly so, 7-20 X 1.5-4.5 cm, papery, glabrous adaxially, pubescent abaxially; lateral veins 30-40 pairs, subparallel. Cymes spikelike, axillary; peduncle 2-4 cm; bracts and bracteoles ovate. Sepals narrowly elliptic, acuminate, pubescent. Corolla white, ca. 1.5 mm. Stamens inserted at middle of corolla tube. Ovary glabrous. Fruit moniliform, articles ellipsoid, ca. 2.5 X 1 cm.

* Limestone in humid forests; 500-1000 m. W Guangxi, SE Yunnan.


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