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2. Rinorea longiracemosa (Kurz) Craib, Fl. Siam. 1: 90. 1925.

短柄三角车 duan bing san jiao che

Alsodeia longiracemosa Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 39(2): 63. 1870.

Shrubs or small trees, 1-2 m tall. Young branches inconspicuously cicatricate, yellow-brown tomentose; old branches gray-white, glabrous. Leaves alternate; stipules dark brown, narrowly lanceolate or subulate, ca. 4 mm, slightly hairy, fugacious; petiole ca. 7 mm, yellow-brown puberulous when young, sparsely puberulous when old; leaf blade elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, (7-)12-14(-16) × (1.5-)3.5-4.5(-6) cm, glabrous, veins not very conspicuous, slightly raised abaxially, midvein yellow-brown hairy near base, margin remotely serrate, teeth denser in upper half, apex caudate or long acuminate. Flowers glaucous, subsessile, in axillary contracted-racemes. Sepals 5, persistent, subtriangular. Corolla campanulate; petals 5, persistent, subequal, elliptic. Stamens with short filaments. Capsule subglobose, ca. 2 cm. Seeds creamy-white, subglobose. Fl. unknown, fr. May.

Lowland primary or secondary forests; below 1000 m. Hainan (Lingshui) [Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].

In FRPS (51: 4. 1991), the name Rinorea sessilis (Loureiro) Kuntze was misapplied to this species.

Rinorea longiracemosa is very rare in China.


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