Flora of China
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   8. Trichosanthes smilacifolia  C. Y. Wu ex C. H. Yueh & C. Y. Cheng Acta Phytotax. Sin. 18: 347. 1980.
菝葜叶栝楼   ba qia ye gua lou


Petiole 2-3 cm; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green, ovate-oblong, 9-13 × 7-9 cm, subleathery, unlobed, both surfaces smooth, base rounded, margin reflexed, denticulate. Male flowers paniculate; peduncle 8-15 cm, slightly puberulent; bracts ovate-orbicular, ca. 1 × 0.8 cm, margin triangular-bidentate to middle, apex acuminate; calyx tube cylindric, ca. 2 × 0.5 cm; segments ca. 7 mm, long acuminate. Female flowers unknown. Fruiting peduncle ca. 3 cm; fruit orange-yellow, globose, ca. 7 cm, smooth. Seeds brown, broadly oblong to suborbicular, ca. 1.8 × 1.5 cm, both surfaces densely rugose, margin undulate-crenate. Fl. autumn, fr. Nov-Dec.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 600-1500 m. SE Xizang, S and SE Yunnan.