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29. Beilschmiedia fordii Dunn, J. Bot. 45: 404. 1907.

广东琼楠 guang dong qiong nan

Trees, 6-18 m tall, 15-50 cm d.b.h. Bark green. Terminal buds ovoid or lanceolate, glabrous. Leaves generally opposite; petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially dark green, lanceolate or narrowly elliptic to broadly elliptic, (6-)8-12 × (2.5-)3-4.5 cm, leathery, glabrous and brown on both surfaces but adaxially generally smooth when dry, midrib abaxially elevated, adaxially impressed, lateral veins slender, 6-10 pairs, lateral veins and reticulate veins inconspicuous or slightly conspicuous, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, apex shortly acuminate or obtuse. Cymose panicles generally axillary, 1-3 cm, many flowered; bracts caducous, ferruginous pubescent inside. Pedicels 3-6 mm. Flowers yellow-green. Perianth segments ovate to oblong, 1.5-2 mm, glabrous. Fruits ellipsoid, 1.4-1.8 cm, generally verruculose, rotund at both ends; fruiting pedicels 1.5-2 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. Jun-Dec.

Sparse or dense forests on humid hills or in valleys. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan [Vietnam].


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