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Cryptocarya maculata H. W. Li


Description from Flora of China

Trees, ca. 10 m tall. Branchlets red-brown, terete, ca. 3 mm in diam., striate, lenticellate, glabrous. Petiole 0.5-1.3 cm, concave-convex, glabrous; leaf blade greenish and opaque abaxially, green and shiny adaxially, oblong, 9.5-18 × 3-5 cm, leathery, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib conspicuously elevated abaxially, impressed adaxially, lateral veins ca. 9 pairs, elevated abaxially, plane or slightly impressed adaxially, transverse veins and veinlets reticulate, inconspicuous on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate, apex obtuse or acute. Flowers unknown. Fruit ellipsoid-ovoid, 3-3.2 × 1.5-1.6 cm, black-brown when dry, corky-spotted, glabrous, somewhat wrinkled, inconspicuously 12-angulate. Fr. Aug.

● Dense forests; ca. 1000 m. S Guangxi (Shangsi), SE Yunnan (Pingbian).


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