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2b. Abrus pulchellus subsp. mollis (Hance) Verdcourt, Kew Bull. 24: 248. 1970.

毛相思子 mao xiang si zi

Abrus mollis Hance, J. Bot. 9: 130. 1871.

Lianas; indumentum usually at least partly ferruginous, mostly erect. Stem sparsely yellow villous. Leaflets oblong, 1-3 × 0.5-1 cm, densely white villous abaxially, pilose adaxially, rounded at base, truncate and with mucro at apex. Rachis 2-4 cm, yellow villous. Flowers 3-9 mm, 4-6-fascicled at nodes. Calyx densely gray villous. Corolla pink or light purple. Leg­umes flat, 3-5(-6) × 0.8-1 cm, densely white villous, beaked at apex, with 4-9 seeds. Seeds black or dark brown, slightly lustrous, ovoid, flat. Fl. Aug, fr. Sep.

Forests at roadsides or in valleys; 200-1700 m. Fujian, Guang­dong, Guangxi, Hainan [Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thai­land, Vietnam].


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