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Sarcosperma griffithii Hook. f.


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 7.5 m tall. Trunk to 25 cm d.b.h. Leaves subopposite; petiole (0.4--)1(--1.3) cm, without appendages; leaf blade lanceolate, (5.5--)8--14(--20) X (1.5--)2--4(--5.5) cm, both surfaces subglabrous, base cuneate, apex acuminate, lateral veins 6--8(--9) pairs, without or with very few glandular pits. Panicles or rarely racemes, axillary, 3.2--6.8 cm. Flowers pale green. Pedicels 2--3 mm, brown tomentose. Sepals ovate, ca. 2 mm, outside brown tomentose except membranous margin, inside glabrous. Corolla 3--4 mm, lobes subrounded, 1.5--2 mm. Stamens ca. 1 mm; staminodes triangular to subulate-triangular. Ovary ovoid to subglobose, 1--1.5 mm, glabrous, 2-locular. Fruit not seen. Fl. autumn.

Mixed forests; ca. 1900 m. Yunnan (Xishuangbanna Zhou) [NE India].


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