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Cordia cochinchinensis Gagnep.


Description from Flora of China

Trees or climbing shrubs, 2-4 m tall. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade oblong to ovate, 3-8 × 2-3.5 cm, adaxially sometimes densely spotted, base cuneate to rounded, rarely cordate, margin entire, apex obtuse to retuse; vein axils with tufts of short hairs. Inflorescences terminating lateral branches, in glomerules. Flowers bisexual, externally glabrous. Calyx cupular, 7-8 mm; lobes 4 or 5, irregular, angular. Corolla white or pale yellow, glabrous, 1.4-1.6 cm; tube ca. as long as lobes. Filaments 3.5-4.5 mm, glabrous or sparsely short pubescent, anthers ca. 1.5 mm. Style ca. 3 mm, first branches ca. 1 mm, second branches 3.5-5 mm. Drupes subglobose, 8-10 mm in diam., surrounded by persistent calyx. Fr. Aug-Dec.

Woods along beaches, arid sandy hills. Hainan (Yaxian Xian) [Thailand, Vietnam]


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