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6. Rhaphiolepis lanceolata H. H. Hu, J. Arnold Arbor. 13: 335. 1932.

细叶石斑木 xi ye shi ban mu

Description from Flora of China

Rhaphiolepis hainanensis F. P. Metcalf; R. indica (Linnaeus) Lindley var. angustifolia Cardot.

Shrubs, rarely trees, to 1–1.5 m tall. Branchlets blackish purple, terete, stout, brown pubescent when young, soon glabrescent. Stipules not seen; petiole 2–4 mm, glabrous; leaf blade narrowly lanceolate, 3–7.5 cm × 5–14 mm, leathery, midvein and lateral veins prominent abaxially, midvein impressed adaxially, abaxially glabrous or nearly so, adaxially lustrous, glabrous, base narrowly cuneate, margin sparsely crenate, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate. Panicle terminal, many flowered; peduncle and pedicels brown pubescent; bracts lanceolate or subulate, 2–4 mm, both surfaces pubescent, apex acute. Pedicel ca. 2 mm. Hypanthium tubular, abaxially brown pubescent. Sepals lanceolate, longer than hypanthium, 4.5–6 mm, both surfaces pubescent, apex acute or acuminate. Petals white or pinkish, elliptic-lanceolate, 6–7 × 1.5–4 mm, glabrous, apex obtuse. Stamens 15, longer than or ca. as long as petals. Ovary 3-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 3, connate at base, glabrous. Pome black, globose, 4–7 mm in diam., pubescent; fruiting pedicel 4–5 mm, pubescent; styles deciduous, leaving an annular ring. Fl. Jun, fr. Oct–Nov.

Open forests on slopes, open thickets in valleys; 400--1500 m. ?Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan.


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