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3. Hiptage yunnanensis Huang ex S. K. Chen, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 18: 405. 1996.

云南风筝果 yun nan feng zheng guo

Small trees; branchlets dark purple, terete, glabrate, lenticellate. Leaf blade elliptic, ca. 12.5 × 4-7 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially yellow-green, rugose, adaxially green, shiny, both surfaces glabrous, base broadly cuneate, abaxially with 2 glands, margin slightly recurved, apex acuminate; lateral veins 5(or 6) pairs, arcuate, veinlets reticulate. Racemes axillary, 2-3 cm, 6-10-flowered, inflorescence densely gray-brown pubescent; pedicel articulate at middle. Sepals oblong, ca. 6 × 4 mm, apex rounded, ciliate; gland oblong, ca. 4 × 2 mm, 1/4-1/2 decurrent to pedicel. Petals subrotund, ca. 8 mm in diam., densely white lanose, base rounded, clawed, margin ciliate. Ovary and base of style densely white pubescent; style circinate, ca. 14 mm. Samara densely appressed pubescent, abaxial wing narrowly oblanceolate, ca. 3 × 1 cm, apex rounded, irregularly shallowly dentate, lateral wings linear, ca. 1.5 × 0.3 cm. Fl. Apr, fr. Apr-May.

● Shrub forests on riversides; 700-800 m. NW Yunnan.


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