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15. Meliosma callicarpifolia Hayata, Icon. Pl. Formosan. 3: 68. 1913.

紫珠叶泡花树 zi zhu ye pao hua shu

Trees small, evergreen. Bark smooth; young branches, petioles, and perianth brownish pubescent. Leaves simple; petiole 1-3 cm; leaf blade abaxially grayish green, adaxially dark green and nitid, oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 10-16 × 3-5 cm, papery, abaxially glabrous except vein axils crinite, adaxially glabrous except on midvein, lateral veins 6-10 pairs, slender and slightly ascending, anastomosing near margin, base narrowly cuneate, margin entire or undulate, apex acuminate. Panicle terminal, 10-13 × 7-8 cm, branched 3(or 4) times. Flowers 1-1.5 mm in diam., with 2 small bracts at base. Sepals 4, broadly ovate, ca. 1.2 mm, ciliate. Petals: 3 outer ones broadly ovate, ca. 1.5 mm in diam.; 2 inner ones ca. 0.7 mm, bifid to middle at a sharp angle; lobes lanceolate. Fertile stamens ca. 0.8 mm. Ovary glabrous; style equal to ovary. Drupe black, globose, 3-5 mm in diam.; endocarp elliptic-globose, convex, with coarse, scattered netlike strips, midrib distinctly prominent. Fl. summer, fr. autumn.

● Forests; ca. 2400 m. C Taiwan.

Beusekom (Blumea 19: 355-529. 1971) treated this taxon as a synonym of Meliosma simplicifolia subsp. fruticosa (Blume) Beusekom.


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