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1. Murraya alata Drake, J. Bot. (Morot). 6: 276. 1892.

翼叶九里香 yi ye jiu li xiang

Murraya alata var. hainanensis Swingle.

Shrubs 1-2 m tall. Branches yellowish gray to grayish white. Leaves 5-9-foliolate; petiolules ± short or leaflets subsessile; leaflet blades obovate to obovate-elliptic, 1-3 × 0.6-1.5 cm, margin crenulate or entire, apex rounded or rarely obtuse. Inflorescences axillary, cymose. Flowers 5-merous. Sepals 1.5-2 mm. Petals white, 10-15 × 3-5 mm. Stamens 10. Ovary 2-loculed; ovules 1 per locule; style ca. 2 × as long as ovary; stigma capitate. Fruit vermilion, ovoid to globose, ca. 1 cm in diam., 2-4-seeded. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Oct-Dec.

Thickets in sandy areas; near sea level. SW Guangdong (Leizhou Bandao), SW Guangxi (Beihai), S Hainan [NE Vietnam].


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