Epigynum auritum

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Epigynum auritum


Climber, recorded to 16 m high. Branchlets sparsely lenticellate or not; Leaves: Inflorescence of axillary and terminal dichasial cymes, mostly somewhat umbelliform, lax to somewhat congested, 4-12 cm long, bracts small, mostly deciduous; Sepals oblong to narrowly ovate, 1.6-3.9 by 0.6-0.9 mm, 2.3-4.8 times as long as wide, apex acute, sparsely to densely pubescent, with colleters on the inner surface at the lower edges of each sepal. Stamens inserted at 3.6-5.2 mm from corolla base which is 0.2-0.3 of tube length in rehydrated flowers; Ovaries very slightly semi-inferior, 0.6-1.2 mm high, densely pubescent; Fruit of paired pendulous follicles, rather flattened, linear to fusiform, often curved outwards from or inwards to each other towards end, sparsely to densely pubescent, 12.8-33 cm by 7.5-16 mm. Seeds 12-23 by 4-16 mm;


Asia-Tropical: Laos (Laos present); Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia present); Thailand (Thailand present), Burma present, Northeastern India present, southern China present
Northeastern India, Southern China, Burma, Thailand, Laos; in Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia.


It is the most widespread species in the genus.


Woodson - in Sunyatsenia. 1936: 73
Ridl. - in Fl. Malay Penins. 1923: 366
I.M. Turner - in Gard. Bull. Singapore. 1997: 126
Tsiang & P.T. Li - in Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 1977: 246
D.J. Middleton - in Fl. Thailand. 1999: 118
Tsiang & P.T. Li - in Harvard Pap. Bot. 2005: 68
Kerr - in Craib, Fl. Siam. 2. 1939: 473
P.T. Li et al. - in Fl. China. 1995: 187
Woodson - in Sunyatsenia. 1936: 72