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6. Argyreia marlipoensis C. Y. Wu & S. H. Huang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 64(1): 164. 1979.

麻栗坡银背藤 ma li po yin bei teng

Lianas. Stems dark brown, terete, densely verruculose, sparsely lenticellate and appressed hispid. Petiole 7-9 cm, shiny appressed hispid; leaf blade broadly ovate to circular, 10-14 X 9.5-12 cm, leathery, adaxially sparsely yellowish appressed hispid, base rounded or truncate, apex abruptly caudate-acuminate; lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs. Inflorescences unknown. Peduncle 7.5-12.5 cm in fruit. Sepals reddish purple, ovate, subequal, ca. 1.3 X 0.9 cm, thick, becoming enlarged, leathery, yellowish villous abaxially, glabrous adaxially, apex acute. Berry ovoid, ca. 1.5 cm. Seed 1, pale dull yellow, flattened ovoid, ca. 1 cm, smooth, glabrous. Fr. Nov.

* Forests on calcareous mountain slopes; ca. 1100 m. SE Yunnan (Marlipo Xian).


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