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Symplocos groffii Merr.


Description from Flora of China

Bobua groffii (Merrill) Migo; Dicalix groffii (Merrill) Migo; Symplocos lungtauensis Merrill; S. mollipila H. L. Li.

Shrubs or small trees, to 6 m tall. Young branchlets, petioles, leaf blade midveins adaxially, leaf blade lateral veins abaxially, and leaf blades grayish brown soft hairy to subtomentose. Petiole 2--4 mm; leaf blade elliptic, obovate-elliptic, or ovate, 5--8(--12) X 2--3(--5) cm, papery, both surfaces pubescent, adaxially soon glabrescent, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin recurved to revolute and entire or remotely sharply dentate, apex acuminate, midvein and lateral veins flat to adaxially slightly prominent, lateral veins 7--10(--12) pairs. Inflorescence axes, bracts, bractlets, and ovaries appressed pubescent to sericeous. Spikes or racemes, 1 cm or shortened into a fascicle; bracts and bractlets triangular to subelliptic, ca. 1(--2) mm. Pedicel 0--2 mm. Ovary ca. 1 mm. Calyx ca. 2 mm, less hairy than bractlets and ovary; lobes semi-orbicular, 0.8--1 mm. Corolla 5--6 mm. Stamens ca. 50; filaments 4--8 mm. Disc 5-lobed, annular, surrounding style base. Style densely short soft hairy. Drupes ellipsoid, 6--12 X 4--6 mm, pubescent, apex with persistent erect calyx lobes; stone lengthwise grooved. Fl. Apr, fr. Jun-Jul.

Mixed forests; 500--1500 m. N Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, S Jiangxi [Vietnam].


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