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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 7 | Lauraceae | Alseodaphne

9. Alseodaphne hokouensis H. W. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(2): 71. 1979.

河口油丹 he kou you dan

Trees. Branchlets brownish when dry, striate, glabrous. Terminal buds subglobose, ca. 2 mm in diam.; bud scales brown, broadly ovate, acute at apex, glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 1.5-3 cm, concave-convex, glabrous; leaf blade brown abaxially when dry, green-brown adaxially, elliptic to oblong, 10.5-17 × 4-6.5 cm, subleathery, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib elevated abaxially, impressed adaxially, lateral veins 9-13 pairs, slightly elevated on both surfaces, oblique, evanescent and interconnected near leaf margin, transverse veins and veinlets densely reticulate, conspicuous on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, apex abruptly shortly acuminate. Panicle 10.5-15 cm, inserted on lower part of young branchlet; peduncle branched at middle or above, peduncle and rachis glabrous; bracts and bracteoles linear, ca. 1.5 mm, acute, ciliate, caducous. Pedicels 3-4 mm, slightly dilated on top, glabrous. Flowers small, ca. 2.5 mm. Perianth tube short; perianth lobes ovate, subequal, ca. 2 × 1.5 mm, slightly acute, glabrous outside, gray pubescent inside, deciduous. Fertile stamens 9, minute, ca. 1.5 mm in 1st and 2nd whorls, ca. 1.7 mm in 3rd whorl; filaments villous, ca. 0.7 mm in 1st and 2nd whorls, ca. 1 mm in 3rd whorl, those of 3rd whorl each with 2 stalked orbicular-reniform glands at base, others glandless; anthers of 1st and 2nd whorls oblong, almost as long as filament, with introrse cells, those of 3rd whorl rectangular, with extrorse cells. Ovary ovoid, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous, attenuate into a ca. 0.5 mm long style; stigma discoid, slightly lobed. Fruit unknown. Fl. May.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests; ca. 700 m. SE Yunnan.


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