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Symplocos racemosa Roxb.


Description from Flora of China

Dicalix propinqus (Hance) Migo; Symplocos propinqua Hance; S. intermedia Brand; S. intermedia var. trichantha Handel-Mazzetti; S. macrostachya Brand; S. macrostachya var. leducii Brand.

Shrubs or small trees. Buds, young branchlets, petioles, and twigs brown pubescent. Petiole 0.7--1.5(--2) cm; leaf blade narrowly to broadly elliptic, 7--15(--22) X 1.5--5(--8) cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous or abaxially brown pubescent at least when young, base attenuate, cuneate, or rounded, margin entire or sparsely denticulate, apex acute to obtuse, lateral veins 4--9(--12) pairs. Racemes 4--10(--17) cm, densely yellowish brown pubescent; bracts early deciduous, ovate to broadly ovate, 2--4 mm, densely pubescent; bractlets early deciduous, ovate to rhomboid, 2--3 mm, densely pubescent. Pedicel 1--4(--8) mm. Ovary 1--1.5 mm, glabrous. Calyx 1.5--3 mm, glabrous; lobes broadly ovate to orbicular, 0.2--0.5 mm, margin ciliate. Corolla 4--6 mm. Stamens 80 or more. Disc short to woolly hairy, with 5 glands. Drupes ellipsoid, 8--11 X 4--10 mm, apex with persistent yellow erect calyx lobes. Fl. Dec-Apr, fr. Jun.

Mixed forests; 100--1600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, SW Sichuan, Yunnan [India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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