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Sabia parviflora Wallich in Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 310. 1824; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 2. 1876.


Evergreen climbers or scan dent shrubs, up to 6 m tall. Leaves oblong or sometimes oblong-ovate to lanceolate, 3 - 12 x 1 - 5 cm, apex acute to acuminate, base acute to rounded, margin elegantly waved; nerves 6 - 9 pairs, patent, straight or curved; petioles up to 1.5 cm. Cymes solitary, axillary, 2 - 8 cm long, 10 - 20-flowered, sometimes up to 35-flowered, widely spreading. Sepals broad-ovate to ovate, 0.7 - 1.5 x 0.5 - 1 mm, acute to rounded, glabrous to pubescent, ciliolate. Petals oblong to lanceolate, 2 - 3 x 0.7 - 1.3 mm, acute to obtuse, nerves up to 7 pairs. Stamens 1.2 - 2.25 mm; filaments flattened. Ovary globular to subreniform, glabrous. Druplets globular to obovoid.

Fl. & Fr. : Throughout the year.

Distrib. India: Eastern Himalaya, often along road sides, in thickets and forests, mainly between 600 - 2000 m. Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya.

Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Borneo and China.




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