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2. Rhaphiolepis major Cardot, Notul. Syst. (Paris). 3: 380. 1918.

大叶石斑木 da ye shi ban mu

Description from Flora of China

Rhaphiolepis indica (Linnaeus) Lindley var. grandifolia Franchet.

Shrubs to 4 m tall. Branchlets initially green, grayish brown when old, terete, initially glabrous, rarely pubescent, glabrous or subglabrous when old. Stipules caducous, lanceolate, 1.5–2 cm, membranous, initially sparsely pubescent, soon glabrescent; petiole 1.5–2.5 cm, subglabrous or glabrous; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or obovate-oblong, 7–15 × 4–6 cm, leathery, midvein prominent on both surfaces, lateral veins 8–14 pairs, abaxially glabrescent, adaxially glabrous or with sparse hairs in vein axils when young, base cuneate-attenuate, margin shallowly crenulate, entire near base, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Panicle terminal, many flowered; peduncle glabrescent; bracts not seen; bractlets lanceolate, 5–7 mm, membranous, initially sparsely brown pubescent, soon glabrescent, apex acuminate. Pedicel 0.7–1.5 cm, initially sparsely brown pubescent, soon glabrescent. Flowers 1.3–1.5 cm in diam. Hypanthium campanulate, abaxially rusty tomentose, adaxially glabrous. Sepals triangular-lanceolate, rarely ovate-lanceolate, slightly longer than hypanthium, 5–6 mm, abaxially slightly pubescent, adaxially densely so, apex acuminate. Petals white, ovate, 5–7 × 4.5–5.5 cm, pubescent basally, apex acute or obtuse. Stamens 15, ca. as long as or shorter than petals. Ovary 2-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 2, connate at base, subglabrous. Pome black, globose, 7–10 mm in diam.; pubescent or subglabrous; fruiting pedicel 8–10 mm, brown tomentose; sepals caducous, leaving an annular ring. Fl. Apr, fr. Aug.

Dense shady forests, among shrubs by streams; 200--300 m. Fujian, S Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Zhejiang.


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