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5. Meliosma myriantha Siebold & Zuccarini, Abh. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. 4(2): 153. 1845.

多花泡花树 duo hua pao hua shu

Trees to 20 m tall, deciduous. Bark grayish brown; young branches and petioles brownish pubescent. Leaves simple; petiole 5-15 mm; leaf blade obovate-elliptic, obovate-oblong, or oblong, 8-30 × 3.5-12 cm, membranous or papery, young leaves abaxially sparsely pubescent or densely pilose, crinite in axils of lateral veins, adaxially sparsely pubescent, then glabrous, lateral veins (10-)20-25 pairs, straight, running into teeth, base obtuse, margin serrulate or basally entire, apex sharply acuminate. Panicle terminal, erect, 15-25 cm, pubescent; branches flat, long and slender, axis 3-angulate. Pedicel short. Flowers ca. 3 mm in diam. Sepals 4 or 5, ovate or broadly ovate, ca. 1 mm, apex rounded, ciliate. Petals: 3 outer ones suborbicular, ca. 1.5 mm in diam.; 2 inner ones lanceolate, ca. 1.5 mm, entire. Fertile stamens 1-1.2 mm. Pistil ca. 2 mm; ovary glabrous. Drupe obovoid or globose, 4-5 mm in diam.; endocarp compressed-globose, midrib slightly prominent. Fl. summer, fr. May-Sep.

Humid forests, moist mountain forests, valleys, streamsides; below 2000 m. Anhui, Fujian, N Guangdong, NE Guangxi, N to SC Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, SW Shaanxi, Shandong, S Sichuan, Zhejiang [Japan, S Korea].

1 Leaves serrate along whole margin.   5a var. myriantha
+ Leaves not serrate along basal margin   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade abaxially sparsely pubescent or only on midvein and lateral veins, margin serrate but not to base, lateral veins 12-22(-24) pairs; inflorescences sparsely pubescent   5b var. discolor
+ Leaf blade abaxially densely pilose, adaxially ± pubescent, margin serrate from middle to apex, lateral veins 10-20 pairs.   5c var. pilosa


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