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Cinnamomum reticulatum Hay.


Description from Flora of China

Small trees. Branchlets reddish, divaricate, scabrid, glabrous. Terminal bud ovoid; bud scales scarious, glabrous. Leaves subopposite; petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade glaucous and opaque abaxially, dark green and shiny adaxially, obovate, 4-6 × 2-3 cm, subleathery, trinerved or triplinerved, midrib extending to leaf apex, with 2 or 3 additional veins on each side, transverse veins and veinlets conspicuously reticulate and elevated on both surfaces, base attenuate, margin involute, apex obtuse or rounded. Inflorescence axillary, corymbose, (1.5-)2-5 cm, (1-)3-5-flowered, glabrous. Perianth lobes 6, ovate, subequal, ca. 3.5 mm, 5-nerved, few white punctate outside, appressed pubescent inside, obtuse at apex. Fertile stamens 9, subequal, ca. 3 mm; filaments of 1st and 2nd whorls eglandular and spatulate, but those of 3rd whorl each with 2 sessile ovoid ca. 1 mm glands near middle. Staminodes 3, sagittate, ca. 2.5 mm, stalked. Ovary robust; style ca. 3 mm; stigma discoid-dilated, emarginate at apex. Fruit ovoid, ca. 1 × 0.7 cm; perianth cup in fruit dilated, truncate at apex. Fr. Nov.

● Low elevations. Taiwan.


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