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Distylium macrophyllum Chang


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees, to 5 m tall; young branches angular, stellately lepidote; buds narrowly ovoid, ca. 6 mm, stellately pubescent, stellately lepidote. Petiole 7–10 mm, stout, glabrescent; leaf blade elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 7–12 × 3.5–6.5 cm, drying discolorous, both surfaces glabrous, base rounded or obtuse, margin entire or apically dentate, teeth mucronate, apex acute or subobtuse; lateral veins 5 or 6 on each side, reticulate veins more prominent abaxially. Infructescences 5–7 cm; fruiting peduncle stellately lepidote. Flowers not seen. Fruiting pedicels 2–5 mm, glabrous. Capsules 1.2–1.5 × 1–1.2 cm; persistent styles 2–4 mm, stellately pubescent with yellow-brown hairs. Seeds 5–7 mm. Fr. Aug.

Forests; 1000--1200 m. N Guangdong, NW Guangxi.


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