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Adinandra nitida

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or trees, 4-20 m tall. Young branches grayish brown; current year branchlets purplish brown, glabrous; terminal buds apically appressed pubescent. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade ovate-oblong to oblong-elliptic, 7-13 × 2.5-4 cm, thickly leathery, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green and shiny, both surfaces glabrous or abaxially sparsely appressed pubescent when young, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially level, secondary veins 12-16 on each side of midvein and visible on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin serrulate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary. Pedicel 1-2 cm, glabrous; bracteoles persistent, ovate to oblong, 6-10 × 3-5 mm, glabrous, apex acute to obtuse. Sepals ovate, ca. 1.5 × 0.7-0.9 cm, glabrous, apex acute and mucronate. Petals white, oblong-ovate, 1.7-1.9 × 0.9-1.2 cm, glabrous, apex obtuse to rounded. Stamens 25-30, 6-11 mm; filaments 2-5 mm, basally connate and adnate to petals; anthers linear-lanceolate, 4-6 mm, with filiform trichomes, connective exserted. Ovary ovoid, glabrous, 3-loculed with many ovules per locule; style ca. 1 cm, glabrous, apically 3-lobed. Fruit orange to yellow when mature, globose to ovoid, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., many seeded. Seeds brown, shiny. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Sep-Oct.

● Forests on mountain slopes or along streams; 500-1000 m. Guangdong, E and S Guangxi, SE Guizhou.


 

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