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16. Callerya nitida (Bentham) R. Geesink, Leiden Bot. Ser. 8: 83. 1984.

亮叶鸡血藤 liang ye ji xue teng

Shrubs, scandent, 2-10 m. Stems rusty brown, finely pu­berulent, glabrescent. Leaves 5-foliolate; rachis 15-20 cm, in­cluding petiole 3-6 cm; leaflet blades lanceolate, oblong, or ovate, 3.5-9(-11) × 2-4 cm, papery, secondary veins 5 or 6 on each side of midvein, curved apically near margins, and promi­nent on both surfaces, base obtuse to rounded, apex cuspidate, acute, or acuminate. Panicles terminal, 10-12 cm, thick, rusty tomentose; flowering branchlets 6-10 cm, straight. Flowers 1.6-2.4 cm. Pedicel and calyx tomentose. Corolla violet to pur­ple; standard oblong, with 2 basal calluses, outside densely seri­ceous. Ovary stipitate, tomentose, with 4-8 ovules. Legume linear-oblong, 10-14 × 1.5-2 cm, stipitate, flat, brown tomen­tose, apex beaked. Seeds 4 or 5 per legume, chestnut-brown, obliquely oblong, ca. 1 × 1.2 cm. Fl. May-Sep, fr. Jul-Nov.

● Thickets, lowland sparse woodlands, forest margins, open places on slopes; near sea level to 1500 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Gui­zhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.

1 Leaflet blades 5-9(-11) × 3-4 cm, abaxially glabrous or sparsely puberulent, adaxially glabrous and shiny but sometimes sparsely puberulent on midvein, apex acute to cuspidate; flowers 2.2-2.4 cm.   16a var. nitida
+ Leaflet blades 3.5-5.5 × 2-3 cm, both surfaces glabrous or glabrescent or abaxially densely reddish brown hirsute becoming blackened when dry and adaxially opaque and rough, apex acuminate or cuspidate; flowers 1.6-1.8 cm   (2)
2 (1) Leaflet blades lanceolate, both surfaces glabrous or glabrescent, apex acuminate.   16b var. minor
+ Leaflet blades ovate, abaxially densely reddish brown hirsute becoming blackened when dry, adaxially opaque and rough, apex cuspidate.   16c var. hirsutissima

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