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1. Archidendron lucidum (Bentham) I. C. Nielsen, Adansonia, n.s. 19: 19. 1979.

亮叶猴耳环 liang ye hou er huan

Pithecellobium lucidum Bentham, London J. Bot. 3: 207. 1844; Abarema lucida (Bentham) Kostermans.

Trees, 2-10 m tall, unarmed. Branchlets terete. Branchlet, petiole, and inflorescence shortly brown tomentose. Pinnae 1 or 2 pairs; leaf rachis and base of petiole with round, sunken glands; leaflets 2 or 3 pairs in lower pinnae, 4 or 5 pairs in upper pinnae, adaxially shiny and deep green, obliquely ovate or oblong, 5-9(-11) × 2-4.5 cm, apical ones larger, opposite, proximal ones alternate and smaller, both surfaces glabrous or puberulent on veins, base oblique, apex acuminate, mucronate. Heads globose, 10-20-flowered, arranged in panicles; pedun­cles to 1.5 cm. Flowers sessile. Calyx less than 2 mm, calyx and corolla shortly brown tomentose. Corolla white, 4-5 mm; lobes connate at middle. Staminal tube slightly shorter than corolla tube. Ovary shortly stipitate, glabrous. Legume twisted into a circle, 2-3 cm wide, margin between seeds constricted. Seeds black, ca. 1.5 × 1 cm. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jul-Dec.

Thin forests; 100-1400 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Viet­nam].


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