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2. Xanthophytum balansae (Pitard) H. S. Lo, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 6(4): 31. 1986.

长梗岩黄树 chang geng yan huang shu

Xanthophytopsis balansae Pitard in Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 3: 90. 1922.

Shrubs, ca. 1 m tall; stems subterete, densely sericeous. Petiole 5-15 mm, puberulent to sericeous; leaf blade drying membranous or thinly papery, green above, pale brown below, elliptic or elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, 9-17.5 × 2.5-5 cm, adaxially glabrous or sparsely strigose, abaxially densely sericeous, base cuneate to acute and often decurrent, apex acute; secondary veins 9-15 pairs; stipules persistent, narrowly ovate, ca. 10 × 3 mm, acuminate. Inflorescence laxly cymose to paniculate, pilose to strigillose; peduncles flexuous, 4-11 cm; branched portion broadly pyramidal, 2-7 × 2-10 cm; bracts elliptic, up to 2.5 × 9 cm, acute; bracteoles reduced; pedicels 1-2 mm. Flowers unknown. Fruit septicidally dehiscent, subglobose to ovoid, ca. 2 mm in diam., densely strigillose to strigose, with persistent calyx lobes obovate or oblanceolate, 1-3 × ca. 1 mm, ciliate; seeds yellow. Fl. and fr. Jun-Oct.

Streamsides in dense forests. Guangxi (Shiwan Dashan) [N Vietnam].


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