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Maesa chisia D. Don


Description from Flora of China

Maesa prodigiosa C. Chen.

Shrubs 1-2(-6) m tall. Branchlets angular, sparsely brown scaly, glabrescent, lenticellate; pith solid. Petiole slightly canaliculate, 0.7-1.5 cm; leaf blade oblong, elliptic-lanceolate, to oblanceolate, 8.5-14 × 2.5-5.5 cm, papery, glabrous, base cuneate, margin serrate, densely and minutely orange punctate-lineate, apex caudate-acuminate, acumen 0.8-2 cm; midrib and lateral veins prominently raised abaxially, lateral veins ca. 10 on each side of midrib, ending in teeth, submarginal vein absent. Inflorescences axillary on biennial branches, paniculate, 1.5-4 cm in fruit, many branched, glabrous; bracts lanceolate, ca. 0.5 mm; bracteoles ovate, glabrous. Flowers unknown. Pedicel 1-2 mm in fruit, glabrous. Fruit globose, 3-4 mm in diam., somewhat fleshy, glabrous, not punctate; persistent calyx lobes ovate-triangular, glabrous, punctate at tip, ciliate.

Sparse broad-leaved forests, shrubby areas, sunny hillsides; ca. 600-2200 m. SE Xizang, W Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal]


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