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Schisandra plena A.C. Smith in Sargentia 7: 154. 1947.


Shrubs, glabrous, apparently dioecious; young branches brownish purple, somewhat striated or wrinkled, 1 - 3.5 mm thick. Leaves elliptic or ovate-oblong, rarely sublanceolate, obtuse or subtrotundate at base, entire or obscurely and distantly den-ticulate along margins, acuminate or cuspidate at apex, 7 - 17 x 3 - 8.5 cm, chartaceous or papyraceous; midrib prominent beneath; lateral nerves 5 - 7 pairs. Flowers solitary or in pairs, sometimes aggregated in clusters of 3 - 8 in axilis of fugacious bracts; pedicels slender, 4 - 10 mm long, 2 - 4-bracteolate. Male flowers: Perianth segments 3 - 5-seriate, 11 - 17, entirely papyraceous or inner ones subcarnose, often inconspicuously pellucid-glandular, outer ones oblong-deltoid, 1.5 - 6 x 2 - 5 mm; staminal column obovoid, 4.5 - 6 mm long, composed of 5 - 8 stamens. Female flowers: Perianth segments 17 - 20, like in male flowers; carpels 26 - 33, on ellipsoid, subglobose column. Fruiting column on ca 1.5 cm long pedicels; fruitlets subglobose, 8 - 11 x 6 - 10 mm. Seeds 2, flattened-ellipsoid, superposed.

Fl. Apr. - May; Fr. Aug. - Sep.

Distrib. India: Mixed forests, 600 - 1500 m. Arunachal Pradesh.

China.




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