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Symplocos viridissima Brand


Description from Flora of China

Dicalix lancilimbus (Merrill) Migo; Symplocos ascidiiformis Y. F. Wu; S. lancilimba Merrill.

Shrubs or trees, 3--6 m tall. Branchlets light green, usually with minute appressed hairs. Petiole 2--5(--7) mm; leaf blade light green when dry, oblong-elliptic, 3.5--13 X 1.5--4.5 cm, both surfaces sparsely appressed thin hairy or abaxially glabrous, base cuneate, margin remotely glandular dentate, apex long caudate-acuminate, lateral veins (3 or)4--6(or 7) pairs. Racemes 0.8--2 cm, 5--8-flowered, with minute appressed hairs; bracts and bractlets persistent, ovate to triangular-ovate, 1--2 mm and 0.5--0.8 mm respectively, puberulent. Pedicel 0.5--3(--5) mm. Ovary 1--1.5 mm. Calyx lobes 0.5--1 mm, finely appressed pubescent to puberulent. Corolla 3--5 mm. Stamens 30--50. Disc cylindrical to pulvinate, glabrous. Style ca. 5 mm. Drupes ampulliform, 7--10 X 3--5 mm, neck half as long to as long as belly, apex with persistent erect calyx lobes. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Jun-Sep.

Mixed forests; 600--1500 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Xizang, S Yunnan [NE India, Myanmar, Vietnam].


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