7. Celastrus rugosus Rehder & E. H. Wilson in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 349. 1915.
皱叶南蛇藤 zhou ye nan she teng
Celastrus glaucophyllus Rehder & E. H. Wilson var. rugosus (Rehder & E. H. Wilson) C. Y. Wu ex Y. C. Ho.
Deciduous twining shrubs; branchlets purplish brown, glabrous; lenticels small, elliptic or oblong, slightly flat; winter buds globose or ovate, ca. 2 mm wide. Petiole 1-1.7 cm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic, obovate, or rectangular-elliptic, 6-13 × 3-8(-9) cm, thinly papery in flower, papery in fruit, rarely hard papery, glabrous, abaxially whitish green, base cuneate, broadly cuneate, or suborbicular, margin serrate, apex acuminate or broadly orbicular, mucronulate; secondary veins 4-6 pairs, veins with yellowish white short hairs, veinlets parallel. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, terminal inflorescences 3-6 cm, axillary ones mainly 3-5-flowered; rachis 2-5 mm; pedicels 2-6 mm, jointed generally below middle. Sepals ovate, ca. 2 × 1.5 mm, apex obtuse, ciliate; petals slightly ovate-rectangular, ca. 4 × 1.5 mm. Disk shallowly cupuliform, slightly carnose, lobe semicircular or slightly narrow. Stamens ca. 4 mm; filament filiform; anther rectangular-elliptic; staminodia in female flowers short and small. Pistils ampullaceous; ovary globose; styles slender and long; stigma slightly 3-lobed; pistillodes in male flowers 1-1.5 mm. Capsule globose, 8-10 mm wide. Seeds elliptic, 4-5 × 1.5-2.5 mm, brown. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Aug-Oct.
● Thickets, slopes; 1400-3600 m. N Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, E Xizang, Yunnan.