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Symplocos wikstroemiifolia Hayata


Description from Flora of China

Bobua wikstroemiifolia (Hayata) Kanehira & Sasaki; Dicalix wikstroemiifolius (Hayata) Migo; Symplocos microtricha Handel-Mazzetti.

Shrubs or trees. Young branchlets, petioles, and leaf blades abaxially with minute appressed hairs. Leaves only towards end of twigs; petiole 3--10 mm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, elliptic, narrowly obovate, or obovate, 4--12 X 1.5--4 cm, papery to thinly leathery, base narrowly cuneate, margin entire or sinuolate-dentate, apex mucronate-acuminate, acute, or obtuse, midvein adaxially flattened to slightly prominent, lateral veins 6--10 pairs. Spikes 1--2 cm, with some branches, axis pubescent; bracts very soon deciduous, oblong to orbicular, 1.2--2 mm, pubescent, margin ciliate; bractlets very soon deciduous, pubescent. Flowers male or bisexual, probably androdioecious. Ovary ca. 0.5 mm in male flowers and 1--1.5 mm in bisexual flowers, glabrous or very fine appressed short hairy. Calyx lobes broadly ovate to nearly semi-orbicular, ca. 1 mm, margin ciliate, outer lobes sometimes appressed fine pubescent. Corolla 2--3 mm. Stamens 15--20 in male flowers, 5 and alternate with petals in bisexual flowers. Disc annular, glabrous or sparsely pilose. Style ca. 2 mm, glabrous, aborted in male flowers. Drupes ovoid, 10--12 X 6--8 mm, apex with persistent erect calyx lobes, endocarp with smooth surface, 1 seeded. Seed curved; embryo curved. Fl. Mar, fr. Oct.

Mixed forests; 900--2500 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Malaysia, Vietnam].


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