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4a. Erythrina stricta var. stricta

劲直刺桐(原变种) jin zhi ci tong (yuan bian zhong)

Micropteryx stricta (Roxburgh) Duchassaing & Walpers.

Trees, 7-12 m tall. Branches with many prickles. Terminal leaflet broadly triangular or almost rhomboid, 7-15 × 7-15 cm, both surfaces glabrous, lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs, base truncate or nearly cordate, margin entire, apex acute. Raceme with flow­ers in clusters of 3. Seeds light brown. 2n = 42.

Sparse forests by rivers. Guangxi, Xizang, Yunnan [Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam].


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