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Actinodaphne omeiensis

Description from Flora of China

Actinodaphne reticulata Meisner var. omeiensis H. Liu, Laurac. Chine & Indochine, 158. 1932.

Shrubs or small trees, 3-5 m tall. Young branchlets villous and becoming glabrous. Bud scales sometimes persistent, 11-22 × 6-10 mm, surrounding bases of branchlets. Leaves often 4-6-clustered at apex of branchlet, subverticillate; petiole 11-30 mm, glabrous; leaf blade glaucous abaxially, lanceolate to elliptic, 12-27 × 2.1-6 cm, pubescent soon becoming glabrous abaxially, glabrous adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 12-15 pairs, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Umbels solitary or 2 in leaf axils or lateral side of branchlet, sessile, 7- or 8-flowered. Pedicel ca. 5 mm. Perianth segments 6, pubescent outside. Male flowers: fertile stamens 9-12; filaments ca. 4 mm, of 3rd whorls each with 2 shortly stipitate glands at upper middle; rudimentary pistil small, ca. 2.2 mm. Fruit subglobose, ca. 2 cm in diam., apex apiculate, seated on undulate-dentate, shallowly disciform perianth tube; fruiting pedicel slightly stout, pubescent. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. Aug-Sep.

● Valleys, roadsides, thickets, mixed forests; 500-1700 m. Guizhou, Sichuan.


 

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