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10. Myrsine seguinii H. Léveillé, Fl. Kouy-Tchéou. 288. 1915.

密花树 mi hua shu

Description from Flora of China

Athruphyllum neriifolium H. Hara; A. seguinii (H. Léveillé) Nakai; A. taiwanianum Nakai; A. yunnanensis (Mez) Nakai; Myrsine neriifolia Siebold & Zuccarini (1846), not Casaratto (1843); Rapanea neriifolia Mez; R. neriifolia var. yunnanensis (Mez) E. Walker; R. walkeriana Handel-Mazzetti; R. yunnanensis Mez.

Shrubs or trees 2-7(-12) m tall. Branchlets terete, 3-5 mm in diam., white lenticellate, rugose, reddish puberulent, early glabrescent. Petiole subterete, 0.9-1.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly linear-oblanceolate 7-17 × 1.3-6 cm, leathery, glabrous, base cuneate, decurrent, margin entire, apex acute; lateral veins numerous, obscure, marginal vein absent. Inflorescences 3-10-flowered; bracts broadly ovate, sparsely ciliate. Flowers white, greenish, or sometimes purplish red, (2-)3-4 mm. Pedicel 2-4 mm, to 7 mm in fruit, glabrous, thick. Calyx disc-shaped, lobes nearly free, ovate, 0.8-1 mm, sometimes punctate, ciliate, apex broadly acute or rarely rounded. Petals united to 1/4 length, ovate or elliptic, (2-)3-4 mm, reflexed, punctate, glabrous outside, densely glandular granulose inside and along margin, apex acute or obtuse. Anthers ovate, not punctate on back, usually glandular granulose at apex. Ovary glabrous. Stigma elongated, flattened at base, ca. 2 × as long as ovary. Fruit grayish green or purplish black, globose or subovate, 4-5 mm in diam., sometimes longitudinally punctate, striate or ribbed. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Oct-Dec. 2n = 46*.

Mixed forests, shrubby areas, roadsides; 700-2400 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, SE Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang [Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam]


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