单花红丝线 Lycianthes lysimachioides

  • Scientific Name: Lycianthes lysimachioides (Wall.) Bitter
  • Ref: Gatt. Lycianthes:491. 1919
  • Synonym: Numaeacampa kerrii Gagnep.
  • Chinese Common Name: 单花红丝线 dānhuā hóngsīxiàn
  • Family: Solanaceae
  • Genus: Lycianthes
  • Distribution: Throughout China [India, Indonesia, Nepal]
  • Photo: 07/25/2012, Mt. Emei, Sichuan
Herbs perennial, to 1.5 m, trailing, prostrate, or perhaps climbing, rooting at nodes; pubescence of many-celled straight hairs. Leaves unequal paired; petiole of major leaf 0.8-3 cm, that of minor leaf 2-3 mm, sometimes pubescent; blade of major leaf ovate, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, 3-7 × 2.5-7.5 cm, pubescent on both surfaces or glabrescent abaxially, ciliate, base cuneate, rounded, or cordate, apex acuminate or acute; blade of minor leaf 2-4.5 × 1.2-2.8 cm. Inflorescences 1- (or 2)-flowered fascicles; peduncle absent. Pedicel 8-10 mm. Calyx cup-shaped to campanulate, ca. 5 × 7 mm, 10-veined. Corolla white, pink, or pale purple, stellate, 1.8 cm in diam.; lobes lanceolate, 10 × 3-4 mm, often reflexed at apex, puberulent abaxially. Filaments 1 mm, glabrous; anthers 3-3.5 × 1.2 mm. Ovary glabrous. Style slender, ca. 8 mm. Fruiting pedicel 0.5-1.5 cm. Berry red, globose, ca. 8 mm in diam. Seed ovate-deltate, 1.5-2 mm in diam., finely reticulate. (Flora of China)

07/25/2012, Mt. Emei, Sichuan

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