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5. Aglaia rimosa (Blanco) Merrill, Sp. Blancoan. 212. 1918.

椭圆叶米仔兰 tuo yuan ye mi zi lan

Portesia rimosa Blanco, Fl. Filip. 297. 1837; Aglaia elliptifolia Merrill.

Shrubs or small trees. Branchlets densely ferruginous lepidote. Leaves odd-pinnate, 15-25 cm; petiole and rachis lepidote; leaflets 7, opposite to subopposite; petiolules 5-7 mm; leaflet blades obovate-elliptic to oblong, 8-14(-20) × 4-6.5(-8) cm, thinly leathery, abaxially brown lepidote especially along veins, adaxially glabrous, midvein prominent on both surfaces, second-ary veins 6-10 on each side of midvein, veinlets rather loose, base obtuse, apex shortly cuspidate. Thyrses axillary, ca. 15 cm, densely lepidote. Flowers ca. 2.5 mm in diam. Pedicel 1-3 mm. Calyx short, 5-lobed; lobes ca. 1 mm, lepidote. Petals 5, yellow, ovate, ca. 2.5 mm, quincuncial, free from staminal tube, glabrous. Staminal tube ca. 1.8 mm, rather thick, apical margin inconspicuously toothed; anthers 6, sessile, ca. 0.8 mm, slightly exserted. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit indehiscent, ellipsoid, ca. 2 × 1.8 cm, densely ferruginous lepidote. Seed 1 per fruit, with a fleshy yellow aril.

Forests; low elevations. S and SE Taiwan and nearby islands [Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines; Pacific islands].


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