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Helicia clivicola

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or trees, 5-12 m tall; branchlets, young leaves, and rachis of inflorescence rust-colored tomentose. Petiole 1.5-4 cm; leaf blade broadly obovate-oblong to obovate, 14-24 × 7-10 cm, leathery, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, abaxially pilose along midvein and veins, adaxially pilose along midvein, margin remotely serrate, rarely entire, apex acute to shortly acuminate; secondary veins 6-9 on each side of midvein, abaxially conspicuous; reticulate veins abaxially flat or impressed, adaxially raised. Inflorescences solitary or in pairs, axillary, 10-22 cm; rachis ca. 2.5 mm in diam.; bracts of flower pairs ovate-acuminate, 2-3 mm; floral bracts lanceolate, ca. 1.5 mm. Pedicels ca. 4 mm, basally connate. Perianth yellowish, 1-1.4 cm, glabrous. Anthers 2-2.5 mm. Hypogynous glands ellipsoid, free. Ovary glabrous. Fruit dark green, ± globose, 2-2.5 cm in diam., base contracted into a short stipe, apex apiculate; pericarp ca. 1.5 mm thick, leathery. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Oct-Dec.

* Montane forests; 1100-2100 m. W Yunnan.


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