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Symplocos ramosissima Wall. ex G. Don


Description from Flora of China

Dicalix myrianthus (Rehder) Migo; Symplocos fasciculata Zollinger var. chinensis Brand; S. myriantha Rehder; S. ramosissima var. salwinensis Handel-Mazzetti; S. stapfiana H. Léveillé; S. stapfiana var. leiocalyx Handel-Mazzetti.

Shrubs or small trees. Young branchlets dark purplish, glabrous or appressed pubescent; old branchlets purplish brown, glabrous. Petiole 6--12 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 6--12 X 2--4 cm, membranous, both surfaces glabrous or abaxially sparsely appressed fine short hairy, base cuneate to rounded, margin glandular dentate, apex caudate-acuminate, lateral veins 4--10 pairs. Racemes 1.5--3 cm, with some branches from base, pubescent; bracts and bractlets ovate, 1--3 mm and ca. 1 mm respectively, mostly subglabrous, margin ciliate and with 2 punctate glands. Pedicel ca. 2(--5) mm. Ovary 1--1.5 mm, minutely appressed puberulent. Calyx lobes broadly ovate, ca. 1 mm, subglabrous, margin ciliolate. Corolla 3--5 mm. Stamens 30--40. Disc glabrous, with 5 glands. Drupes green to yellowish brown, blue-black at maturity, ellipsoid, 9--12 X 4--5 mm, puberulent, apex with persistent spreading calyx lobes. Fl. Apr-May, fr. May-Jun.

Mixed forests; 1000--2600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Vietnam].


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