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7. Myrsine faberi (Mez) Pipoly & C. Chen, Novon. 5: 360. 1995.

平叶密花树 ping ye mi hua shu

Rapanea faberi Mez in Engler, Pflanzenr. IV. 236(Heft 9): 358. 1902.

Trees 6 m or more. Branchlets terete, 1.5-2 mm in diam., glabrous. Petiole subterete, 7-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic to lanceolate, 7-11 × 1.5-3 cm, papery or subleathery, glabrous, base cuneate, glossy above, pale below, margin entire, apex caudate or long acuminate, acumen 1-2 cm; midrib impressed adaxially; lateral veins inconspicuous, marginal vein obscure. Bracts ovate, glabrous, margin sparsely glandular granulose, apex obtuse. Flowers papery, greenish, 5-merous, ca. 5 mm. Pedicel 1-2 mm, glabrous. Calyx lobes spreading, nearly free, ovate, 0.8-1 mm, flat, punctate, margin entire, glandular ciliate, apex obtuse. Petals oblong or ovate, ca. 3 mm, united to 1/3 their length, punctate, glandular granulose inside and along margin. Anthers sometimes puberulent at apex. Ovary glabrous. Stigma elongated, ligulate, apiculate at apex, as long as ovary. Fruit black, globose or ovoid, 5-6 mm in diam., glabrous, somewhat wrinkled when dry, not punctate. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Oct-Dec.

* Evergreen broad-leaved forests, stream banks, moist places; 500-1200 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan


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