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4. Alyxia reinwardtii Blume, Catalogus. 43. 1823.

长花链珠藤 chang hua lian zhu teng

Description from Flora of China

Alyxia flavescens Pierre; A. forbesii King & Gamble; A. lucida Wallich var. meiantha Stapf; A. reinwardtii var. meiantha (Stapf) Markgraf.

Lianas woody, to 3 m, glabrous except for inflorescences. Juvenile branchlets triangular, later terete. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4; petiole to 5 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or oblong, 8-11 X 1.5-2.5 cm, sub-leathery to leathery, abaxially glabrous, apex narrowly long acuminate, lateral veins obscure abaxially. Cymes fascicled, axillary, pubescent, 3-5 cm; peduncle 1-1.3 cm; bracteoles very narrowly ovate. Sepals ovate or narrowly so, ca. 2 1 mm, obtuse or acute, pubescent to subglabrous. Corolla yellowish white, glabrous, tube ca. 8.5 mm; lobes ovate, ca. 4 mm. Ovary villous. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, ca. 1.5 cm X 5 mm. Fl. May-Oct, fr. Aug-Dec.

Forests, brushwoods; 800-1700 m. S Yunnan [Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].


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