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54. Smilax chapaensis Gagnepain, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 81: 72. 1934.

密疣菝葜 mi you ba qia

Smilax lanceifolia Roxburgh var. reflexa (J. B. Norton) T. Koyama; S. micropoda A. de Candolle var. reflexa J. B. Norton.

Vines climbing. Stem branched, terete, 1--3 m, woody; branches 2- or 3-angled, densely verruculose, sometimes also sparsely prickly. Petiole 1--2(--2.5) cm, narrowly winged for ca. 1/4 its length, basally slightly verruculose; abscission zone at middle or above; tendrils usually present. Leaf blade ovate to lanceolate, 8--15 × 3--6 cm. Inflorescence of 1 umbel, basally prophyllate; peduncle 1--1.5 cm, proximally articulate; umbels of both sexes 20--30-flowered, base slightly thickened. Male flowers: tepals 3--4 × ca. 1 mm; stamens 3.5--4 mm. Female flowers: tepals slightly smaller than male ones; staminodes 6. Berries globose, 6--7 mm in diam. Fl. Feb--Mar, fr. Oct--Nov.

Forests, thickets, shaded places on slopes; 600--1500 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan [Vietnam].


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