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Actinodaphne trichocarpa Allen


Description from Flora of China

Small trees or shrubs, up to 8 m tall, to 20 cm d.b.h. Young branchlets appressed pubescent. Bud scales persistent, surrounding bases of branchlets. Leaves 3-5-subverticillate; petiole 5-10 mm, appressed pubescent; leaf blade glaucous abaxially, oblanceolate or oblong, 5-14 × 1.4-3 cm, appressed pubescent abaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 6-10 pairs, prominent abaxially, base cuneate or rotund, apex acuminate or shortly acute. Umbel solitary or clustered, 4-flowered; peduncle lacking. Pedicel villous. Perianth segments ovate, 4-4.5 × ca. 3 mm, pilose. Male flowers: fertile stamens 9; filaments glabrous, of 3rd whorls each with 2 reniform stipitate glands near base; rudimentary ovary shortly tomentose. Female flowers: staminodes linear, flat; ovary subglobose, densely shortly tomentose. Fruit globose, 1.2-1.6 cm in diam., densely yellow appressed tomentose, seated on flat shallowly discoid perianth tube. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Jul-Aug.

● Mountain slopes, roadsides, thickets; 1000-2600 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, NE Yunnan.


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