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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Lauraceae | Alseodaphne

Alseodaphne gracilis Kosterm.


Description from Flora of China

?Trees. Young branchlets white, shiny, elongate, slender, glabrous, few lenticellate. Scales of terminal bud fimbriate on margin. Leaves alternate, spirally arranged, somewhat clustered; petiole 5-20 mm, sulcate adaxially; leaf blade opaque abaxially, shiny adaxially, obovate to elliptic, 11-15 × 4.5-7.5 cm, densely and finely foveolate on both surfaces, midrib elevated on both surfaces, lateral veins slender, 13-16 pairs, elevated adaxially but slightly so abaxially, oblique and arcuate on margin, base cuneate, apex acuminate, acumen acute. Panicle axillary, up to 3 cm, few flowered, glabrous, unbranched or 2-branched; branches up to 1 cm. Pedicels very slender, up to 10 mm. Perianth tube very short; perianth lobes ovate, equal, ca. 2 mm, gray villous inside, slightly acute at apex. Fertile stamens 1-1.25 mm, sparsely pilose, basal glands of 3rd whorl stamens small; anthers large, ovoid-square, slightly longer than slender filaments. Staminodes slender. Ovary ovoid, glabrous; style short; stigma minute, subpeltate. Fruit unknown.

● Forests. SE Yunnan.


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