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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 16 | Convolvulaceae | Blinkworthia

1. Blinkworthia convolvuloides Prain, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 63(2): 91. 1894.

苞叶藤 bao ye teng

Blinkworthia discostigma Handel-Mazzetti.

Climbers or trailers, woody. Stems to 12 m long. Branches flexuous, slender, strigose or villous. Petiole 3-4 mm; leaf blade elliptic to oblong, 3-5 X 1-1.8 cm, leathery, abaxially strigose, adaxially glabrous, base rounded, apex obtuse and mucronulate. Pedicel curved, 8-10 mm, glabrous; bracteoles at middle, 3 or 4, spatulate, 5-6 mm, strigose abaxially. Sepals ovate to circular, 6-7 mm, sparsely strigose, base subcordate, margin translucent, apex obtuse. Corolla white, pale green, or yellow, 1.7-2 cm, with 5 distinct, ± fleshy, midpetaline bands. Stamens adnate to corolla tube for 1/2 their length; filaments filiform, base slightly dilated and verruculose; anthers longitudinally dehiscent. Pistil shorter than stamens. Berry ovoid, 8-10 mm in diam. Seeds 1-4, ovoid, glabrous.

Thickets, savanna forests; 400-600(-2500) m. S Guangxi, S Yunnan [Myanmar]

The roots and leaves are used locally for treating stomachaches.


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