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《中国植物志》英文修订版
Flora of China
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   4. Trichosanthes jinggangshanica  C. H. Yueh Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 342. 1980.
井冈栝楼   jing gang gua lou
  

  

Stems slender, angular, puberulent. Petiole 3-8 cm, villous; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green, narrowly ovate-cordate to broadly ovate-cordate, 14-20 × 10-15 cm, papery, usually ± 3-5-lobed, rarely unlobed; middle lobe ovate-triangular or ovate-lanceolate, abaxially glabrous or villous on veins, adaxially villous. Male peduncles in axillary pairs, one 1-flowered, other bearing a raceme; peduncle 4-11 cm, villous; bracts ovate or orbicular-cordate, 2-2.5 × 1.5-4 cm, base rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate, shortly stipitate; calyx tube narrowly funnelform, ca. 3 cm; segments linear-lanceolate, 10-15 × 1.5-2.5 mm. Female flowers solitary; pedicel ca. 1.5 cm; calyx tube ellipsoidal, ca. 2 cm; ovary oblong. Fruiting peduncle ca. 6 cm; fruit oblong, 8-10 cm, smooth. Fl. Mar-Jul, fr. Nov.

● Forests, thickets; 700-1500 m. SW Jiangxi.

Locally, the roots and fruit are used medicinally as "tian hua fen" and "gua lou."

Locally, the roots and fruit are used medicinally as "tian hua fen" and "gua lou."