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Phoebe rufescens H. W. Li


Description from Flora of China

Trees, 12-20 m tall; trunk ca. 40 cm d.b.h. Bark grayish brown. Branchlets reddish brown, subterete, puberulent, with distinct leaf scars and lenticels. Buds tomentose. Petiole 1-2 cm, puberulent; leaf blade oblong or lanceolate-oblong, 9.5-17 × 2.5-6 cm, leathery, abaxially puberulent, adaxially glabrous or puberulent along midrib, midrib adaxially impressed, lateral veins 8-15 pairs, veinlets distinct, foveolate on both surfaces, base cuneate or narrowly cuneate, apex obtuse or acute, rarely shortly acuminate. Infructescences 7.5-18 cm, thick, branched on top of peduncle, yellowish brown puberulent. Fruit long ovoid or ellipsoid, 2-3.2 × 1.1-2 cm, purple-black when mature; fruiting pedicel somewhat thickened; perianth lobes oblong-ovate, conspicuously hairy on both sides, clasping base of fruit. Fr. Sep-Nov.

● Moist mixed broad-leaved forests; 1800-2000 m. SW Yunnan.


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