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Tilia membranacea H. T. Chang


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 10 m tall. Bark smooth; branchlets glabrous. Petiole slender, 2-3.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate, 6-10 × 4-6 cm, nearly membranous, both surfaces glabrous or abaxially hairy on veins only, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, prominent on both surfaces, base cordate, margin serrulate, teeth 1-1.5 mm, apex acute. Bracts subsessile, 6-8 × 1.5-1.8 cm, adnate to peduncle for 2-2.5 cm, abaxially sparsely pilose, adaxially glabrous, base rounded, apex obtuse. Flowers unknown. Infructescences 6-7 cm, with 2-3 capsules, slightly shorter than bracts; peduncle 4-5 cm; stipe 0.8-1 cm. Fruit subglobose, not ridged, 6-7 mm, hairy; exocarp woody, hard, indehiscent.

● Hunan, Jiangxi.


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