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Homalium kwangsiense

Description from Flora of China

Trees, to 15 m tall; bark not flaking; branchlets terete, striate, dull-yellowish pubescent. Petiole 2-3 mm, stout, densely dark brown pubescent; leaf blade black-brown when dry, ovate-elliptic or ovate-oblong, 17-19 × 5-6 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially sparsely crisped-pubescent, more densely so along midvein and lateral veins, adaxially papillose-pubescent, midvein prominent abaxially, flat adaxially, lateral veins 9-11 pairs, conspicuously anastomosing near margin, base broadly cuneate to slightly obtuse, margin crenulate-serrate, teeth apices fasciculate-hairy, leaf apex long acuminate, acumen 8-12 mm, straight or falcate. Inflorescence axillary, paniculate, 10-13 cm; rachis densely pubescent, hairs spreading, dull yellowish. Pedicels 2-4 mm, articulate at middle, sparsely pubescent, hairs spreading, dull-yellowish. Flowers numerous, inserted singly on rachis or less often 2-4-fasciculate, creamy-white, 8- or 9-merous, 6-7 mm in diam. Calyx tube ca. 2 mm, conspicuously longitudinally canaliculate, sparsely pubescent, hairs spreading, dull-yellowish, long; sepals linear-lanceolate, 3.5-4 mm, margin long ciliate, apex mucronate. Petals linear-oblanceolate, ca. as long as sepals but broader, apex mucronate. Disk glands squarish, pubescent. Stamen filaments 4-5 mm, soon overtopping perianth, sparsely hairy in lower part, hairs spreading, long. Free part of ovary densely pubescent, hairs spreading, yellowish, long; styles 3 or 4, 4-7 mm, indumentum as for ovary; placentas 3(or 4), each with 3-5 pendulous ovules. Capsule ca. 4 mm. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Sep-Dec.

● Shaded places in forests; low elevations. Guangxi.


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