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Symplocos hookeri Clarke


Description from Flora of China

Trees. Branchlets slightly angled, glabrous or brown tomentose. Petiole 1.2--3 cm; leaf blade obovate-oblong to obovate, 15--25 X 5.5--10 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous or abaxially pubescent, base broadly cuneate, margin sparsely sharply denticulate, apex acuminate, lateral veins 6--11 pairs. Racemes 3--4 cm, conelike when young because of overlapping bracts; bracts early deciduous, scalelike, broadly ovate to circular, 5--8 mm diam., strongly convex, almost hemispherical, densely appressed gray pubescent when young, soon glabrescent and light brown; bractlets 1--3 mm, similar to bracts. Pedicel 1--3 mm. Ovary 1--2 mm, glabrous. Calyx glabrous; lobes suborbicular, 1--2 mm. Corolla 6--9 mm. Stamens ca. 80, becoming slightly longer than corolla. Disc 5-glandular, pubescent. Drupes oblong-ellipsoid to ellipsoid, 1.4--2.4 X 0.5--0.9 cm, often slightly narrowed towards apex, apex with persistent erect calyx lobes. Fr. May-Aug.

1500--1700 m. Yunnan [India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam]


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