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Cordia furcans

Description from Flora of China

Trees 5-15 m tall; bark gray. Petiole 3-6 cm; leaf blade ovate to elliptic, 5-15 × 4-12 cm, abaxially densely pubescent, rarely subglabrous, adaxially hispid, base rounded, rarely broadly cuneate or cordate, margin usually entire, rarely with inconspicuous obtuse teeth, apex obtuse. Cymes terminal and lateral; lateral cymes extra-axillary, 8-12 cm wide. Flowers sessile or nearly so, dimorphic, 4- or 5-merous. Calyx campanulate, ca. 5 mm, irregularly lobed; lobes 1-1.5 mm. Corolla white, 6.5-8.5 mm; tube 2.5-3 mm; throat with long white hairs; lobes oblong, 4-5.5 mm, recurved. Filaments ca. 3.5 mm in staminate flowers, 0.5-1 mm in bisexual flowers. Ovary ovoid. Style undeveloped, ca. 4 mm, first branches 1.5-2 mm, second branches 3-2.5 mm; stigma spatulate. Drupes red or pale red, ellipsoid, 5-8 mm in diam., glabrous or sparsely pubescent, surrounded by a lobed cupular persistent calyx. Fl. Nov, fr. Jun.

Open woodlands, roadsides; 100-1200 m. Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan [India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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