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25. Celastrus virens (F. T. Wang & T. Tang) C. Y. Cheng & T. C. Kao in C. Y. Cheng & P. H. Huang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 45(3): 127. 1999.

绿独子藤 lü du zi teng

Monocelastrus virens F. T. Wang & T. Tang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 1: 135. 1951.

Evergreen twining shrubs; branchlets yellowish green, lenticels very few, narrowly elliptic. Petiole 7-12 mm; leaf blade oblong, rarely narrowly rectangular-elliptic, 8-13 × 3-5 cm, thickly papery, yellowish green when dry, margin sparsely serrulate; secondary veins 6-8 pairs, veinlets prominent on both surfaces. Inflorescences paniculate. Sepals broadly ovate, margin irregularly serrulate; petals rectangular, ca. 2.5 mm. Disk carnose, shallowly discoid or flat, with 5 shallow lobes, lobe apex widely rounded. Stamens shorter than corolla, inserted on disk. Pistillodes in male flowers slightly subulate. Infructescence conical, axillary, 5-13 cm, stipes 4-6 cm. Fruit stipe 6-12 mm. Capsule broadly elliptic, yellowish green, 14-18 × 10-13 mm, valves elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 15-23 mm, leathery, straight when dry. Seed 1, elliptic, 12-17 mm; aril purplish brown. Fl. Mar, fr. Jun-Oct.

● Slopes; 800-1200 m. S Yunnan (Xishuangbanna).


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