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15. Helicia rengetiensis Masamune, Bull. Tokyo Univ. Forest. 39: 143. 1951.

莲花池山龙眼 lian hua chi shan long yan

Helicia cochinchinensis Loureiro var. rengetiensis (Masamune) S. S. Ying; H. obovata Y. C. Liu (1958), not Bennett (1838).

Trees 4-8 m tall. Branchlets apically brownish pubescent; branchlets and mature leaves glabrescent. Petiole 0.5-2.5 cm; leaf blade oblong to obovate, 8-15 × 5-7 cm, leathery, base cuneate, margin remotely serrate, apex acute to acuminate; secondary veins 6-10 on each side of midvein; secondary and reticulate veins conspicuous on both surfaces. Inflorescences axillary, 9-20 cm, glabrous; bracts of flower pairs lanceolate, 1-2 mm. Pedicels 4-7 mm, basally connate. Perianth white or yellowish, 1-1.4 cm. Anthers ca. 3 mm. Hypogynous glands free, crowded together. Ovary glabrous. Fruit black, ellipsoid, ca. 1.5 cm in diam.; pericarp leathery. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Aug-Oct.

* Thickets, hilly slopes; 100-200 m. Taiwan.


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