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1. Crateva formosensis (Jacobs) B. S. Sun in C. Y. Wu, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 32: 489. 1999.

台湾鱼木 tai wan yu mu

Crateva adansonii Candolle subsp. formosensis Jacobs, Blumea 12: 200. 1964.

Shrubs or trees, 2-21 m tall, to 1.5 m d.b.h., deciduous ± at flowering time. Twigs with growth flushes seldom exceeding 10 cm, wrinkly, ribbed, striped, with few lenticels. Petiole drying brown to black, 5-11 cm, glands obvious; petiolules 4-5 mm; leaflet blades 7-11.5 × 2.5-4 cm, membranous, concolorous, drying pale green to brown-green, secondary veins 4-6(or 7) on each side of midvein, apex acuminate to long acuminate. Inflorescences 9-12-flowered; axis 2(-4) cm. Pedicel 1.5-2.8 cm. Sepals drying dark brown, 3-4 mm. Petals yellow, drying light brown, claw ca. 4 mm, blade elliptic and 1.5-1.7 cm. Stamens 10-15; filaments 2.5-3 cm; anthers ca. 3 mm. Gynophore 2.4-3.2 cm. Fruit red to reddish brown, ellipsoid, (2-)3-4.5 cm, smooth; fruiting gynophore 1.5-2(-3) mm thick. Seeds dull mahogany brown, small. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Jan.

Valleys, streambanks, dense forests, orchards, coastal thickets; near sea level to 400 m. N Guangdong, NE Guangxi, Taiwan [S Japan (Ryukyu Islands)].


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