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Tilia callidonta H. T. Chang


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 10 m tall. Branchlets and terminal bud pilose. Petiole 3-4.5 cm, nearly glabrous; leaf blade broadly ovate, 6-9 × 5-7 cm, abaxially yellowish green, glabrescent, hairy only in vein axils, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 5-6 pairs, base symmetrical or oblique, cordate, sometimes truncate, margin regularly serrulate, apex acute. Cymes 9-12-flowered, 5-8 cm; peduncle slender, 5-7 cm, hairy. Bracts narrowly oblong, 6-6.5 × 1.5-1.8 cm, proximal 1.5-2.5 cm adnate to peduncle, luminous adaxially, stellate pilose abaxially, base cuneate, apex obtuse; stalk 1-1.5 cm. Flowers not seen. Fruiting pedicel 7-15 mm, hairy. Fruit narrowly obovoid, prominently 5-angled, 10-12 × ca. 5 mm, tomentose, apex pointed; exocarp woody, hard, indehiscent.

● NW Yunnan.


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