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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Apocynaceae | Alyxia

2. Alyxia siamensis Craib, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1911: 412. 1911.

长序链珠藤 chang xu lian zhu teng

Description from Flora of China

Alyxia balansae Pitard; A. yunkuniana Tsiang.

Lianas stout, woody, to 8 m. Bark dull gray, glabrous, warty. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3 or 4; petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly so, 7-19 X 3-4.4 cm, abaxially glabrous, base cuneate, margin revolute, apex short acuminate; lateral veins numerous, subparallel, slender, elevated on abaxial surface, obscure adaxially. Cymes fascicled, terminal or axillary, thyrsoid, 8-10.5 cm, puberulent. Sepals ovate, ca. 1 mm, acute or short acuminate, puberulent outside. Corolla yellow, glabrous, tube ca. 2 mm; lobes obliquely ovate, ca. 1 mm. Stamens inserted above middle of corolla tube. Ovary pubescent. Style filiform, ca. 1.5 mm; pistil head subcapitate. Fruit moniliform, paired or solitary, ellipsoid or ovoid-oblong, 3-4.5 X 1.2-1.5 cm. Fl. May-Jul.

Humid forests, valleys, brushwoods; 250-1000 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan [Thailand, Vietnam].


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