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15. Beilschmiedia appendiculata (C. K. Allen) S. K. Lee & Y. T. Wei, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(2): 65. 1979.

山潺 shan chan

Lauromerrillia appendiculata C. K. Allen, J. Arnold Arbor. 23: 460. 1942.

Trees, 6-30 m tall, up to 60 cm d.b.h. Bark gray-yellow. Branchlets glabrous or pubescent, always robust, slightly angled. Terminal buds densely gray-brown tomentulose. Leaves opposite or alternate; petiole 5-18 mm, slender; leaf blade adaxially green-brown to gray-brown, elliptic to narrowly elliptic, rarely obovate, 5-11 × 2-4.5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, abaxially densely glandular-punctate, adaxially sometimes densely glandular-punctate, midrib adaxially plane or slightly elevated but always slightly impressed on base, lateral veins 7-10 pairs, elevated on both surfaces, veins slender, laxly reticulate, elevated on both surfaces, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, apex obtuse, obtusely acuminate, rounded, or sometimes emarginate. Panicles axillary, 1-2 cm, pubescent. Pedicels ca. 4 mm. Flowers yellow. Perianth segments 6, or sometimes 8, elliptic, ca. 1.8 mm. Fertile stamens 6, or sometimes 8. Staminodes 3(or 4), ca. 1.2 mm. Fruits green, becoming black when mature, ellipsoid or ovoid-ellipsoid, 1-1.8 cm, always verruculose; fruiting pedicels 1.5-2 mm in diam. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. May-Jul.

● Sparse forests on roadsides in valleys or along streamsides. Hainan.

As in FRPS (31: 135. 1982), the unispecific genus Lauromerrillia is treated here as a synonym of Beilschmiedia. Its type has a variable number of fertile stamens and perianth segments (6, or sometimes 8).


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