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Berchemia brachycarpa C. Y. Wu ex Y. L. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs climbing. Young branches reddish brown, smooth, glabrous. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, stout, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially reddish when dry, adaxially green, oblong or ovate-oblong, 5-8 × 2.5-4.5 cm, thickly papery or subleathery, both surfaces glabrous, lateral veins 12-16 pairs, prominent abaxially, ± impressed adaxially, base rounded or truncate, apex shortly acute. Flowers yellow-green, glabrous, solitary or 2 or 3 in fascicles, in shortly pedunculate, narrow cymose panicles or cymose racemes at ends of lateral branches; rachis 5-6 cm, glabrous. Pedicel ca. 2 mm, glabrous. Drupe cylindric, 6-7 mm, 4-5 mm in diam., base with persistent sepals and cup-shaped disk, apex mucronulate; fruiting pedicel 2-3 mm, glabrous. Fl. May, fr. Sep-Oct.

● Forests; 1400-2800 m. S Yunnan.


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