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2. Leea guineensis G. Don, Gen. Hist. 1: 712. 1831.

台湾火筒树 tai wan huo tong shu

Leea manillensis Walpers.

Shrubs or small trees. Branchlets terete, almost glabrous. Leaves 2- or 3-pinnate; petiole 6-13 cm, central petiolules 1.5-4 cm, lateral petiolules 0.5-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaflets oval elliptic to long and roundly lanceolate, 5-15 × 2.5-8 cm, base broadly cuneate, or rarely suborbicular, margin with acute teeth, apex acuminate, glabrous; lateral veins 6-11 pairs, abaxial veinlets conspicuous but not protruding. Inflorescences a corymboselike compound dichasium, ca. 50 cm in diam. Pedicel very short or nearly none, sparsely with papillary hairs; buds ca. 3 mm. Calyx tube cupulate; sepal triangular, with an acute apex, glabrous. Petals 5, elliptic, red. Stamens 5; filaments 1.2-1.6 mm; anthers yellow. Ovary ovate; stigma expanded slightly. Berry subglobose, ca. 0.8 cm in diam.

Forests, shrublands. Taiwan [Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa, Madagascar].


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