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Cissampelopsis corifolia C. Jeffrey & Y.L. Chen in Kew Bull. 342. 1984.


Subshrubs, large, scandent, woody; stems and branches glabrous. Leaves blackish brown, ovate to broadly ovate, cordate to subtruncate, acuminate, margins minutely coarsely denticulate, 8 - 14 x 4.5 - 10.5 cm, glabrous, shining; venation prominent beneath; petiole 3 - 6 cm long, glabrous; uppermost leaves smaller, ovate-lanceolate, subcordate to rounded at the base. Capitula dis bracteolate. Inflorescence branches longer than the leaves, sparsely to densily glandular pubescent. Involucre narrowly campanulate, glabrous; involucre bracts 8, oblong-lanceolate, acute, 1 - 1.5 mm broad, subcoriaceous, puberulent at the apex with broad scarious margins. Disc florets yellow, cream or pinkish-White, ca 10, tubular, 8 - 9 mm long. Anthers 3.5 mm long. Style arms : long. Achenes cylindrical, 2.5 - 3 mm long, glabrous. Pappus white, 8 - 8.5 long.

Fl. & Fr. Sept. - Jan.

Distrib. India: Between 1500-2000 m. Sikkim, W. Bengal (Darjeeling, Meghalaya and Assam.

Myanmar and China.




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