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Ampelopsis glandulosa (Wallich) Momiy. in H. Hara, Fl. E. Himal. 2: 78. 1971. Vitis glandulosa Wallich in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 479. 1824; M. Lawson in Fl. Brit. India 1: 652. 1875. Ampelopsis heterophylla Siebe & Zucc. var. hancei Planchon subvar. wallichii Planchon in DC., Monogr. Phan. 5: 457.1887.

Climbing shrubs; stems and branches slender, terete, greyish pubescent; tendrils branched. Leaves broad ovate to 3-lobed, 5-11 (-15) x 4-10 (-12) cm, acuminate at apex, cordate at base, crenate-dentate at margins. pubescent above, pilose beneath especially on nerves; petioles 2-6 cm long, pubescent. Inflorescences dichotomous-corymbose, 2.5 -7 cm long, pubescent; peduncles 2-5 cm long. Flowers ca 2 mm long, yellowish green; pedicels ca 2 mm long. Calyx cupular, subtruncate to shallowly 5-lobed. Petals ca 2 x 1 mm. Stamens ca 1 mm long. Disc cupular. Ovary ca 1 mm across; style short; stigma subcapitate. Berries obovoid, ca 7 mm across, with 2 rings at base, one being the persistent calyx and the other the slightly accrescent disc, 2-4 -seeded. Seeds obovoid, ca 5 x 4 mm; adaxial surface angular with an elongated pit on either side of raphe; abaxial surface convex with a spatulate chalazal knot.

Fl. May - June.

Distrib. India : In subtropical forests of North-east India, between 600- 1700 m. Sikkim, Manipur and Meghalaya. Rare.

Nepal and Myanmar.

Notes. Its report from Sikkim is based on a single collection of S. Kurz present in (CAL) without exact locality.


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