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19. Beilschmiedia delicata S. K. Lee & Y. T. Wei, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(2): 65. 1979.

美脉琼楠 mei mai qiong nan

Beilschmiedia tsangii Merrill var. delicata (S. K. Lee & Y. T. Wei) J. Li & H. W. Li.

Shrubs or trees, 4-20 m tall. Bark gray or gray-brown. Branchlets subterete, glabrous or thinly pubescent, always lenticellate. Terminal buds small, densely gray-yellow pubescent or gray-yellow tomentose. Leaves alternate or subopposite; petiole 8-13 mm, glabrous or pubescent; leaf blade 7-12 × 2-4 cm, rarely longer or broader, oblique, leathery, glabrous or adaxially villosulous, midrib conspicuously elevated on both surfaces, lateral veins 8-12 pairs, veins densely reticulate, slender, conspicuously elevated on both surfaces, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, apex acuminate, rarely acute or sometimes obtuse. Cymose panicles axillary or terminal, 3-6 cm; rachises and other parts pubescent; bracts and bracteoles caducous. Pedicels 2-8 mm. Flowers yellowish. Perianth segments ovate to oblong, 1.5-2.5 mm, pubescent. Fertile stamens 9; filaments pubescent. Staminodes 3, reniform. Fruits green, becoming black when mature, ellipsoid or obovoid-ellipsoid, 2-3 × 1-2 cm, densely and conspicuously verruculose; fruiting pedicels 5-10 × 2-3 mm. Fl. and fr. Jun-Dec.

● Valley roadsides and streamsides, dense and sparse forests. Guangdong, Guangxi, SW Guizhou, NE and SE Yunnan.

Beilschmiedia delicata apparently is related closely to B. tsangii and has been misidentified as that species in the past.


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