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21. Beilschmiedia ningmingensis S. K. Lee & Y. T. Wei, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(2): 66. 1979.

宁明琼楠 ning ming qiong nan

Trees, ca. 12 m tall. Bark gray-black or gray-yellow. Branchlets gray-brown, striate, slender, subterete, slightly angled. Terminal buds small, densely ferruginous-brown tomentulose. Leaves opposite or subopposite, always clustered at apex of branchlet; petiole 5-10 mm, densely furfuraceous-pubescent; leaf blade black-brown when dry, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 7-10 × 2-4 cm, papery or submembranous, furfuraceous-pubescent on both surfaces, especially abaxially, midrib elevated on both surfaces, lateral veins 8-12 pairs, slender, abaxially slightly elevated, adaxially inconspicuous, veins laxly reticulate, very slender, inconspicuous or slightly conspicuous on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate or subrotund, apex obtuse, rounded, or shortly acuminate. Panicles or racemes terminal, 2-4 cm, wholly densely furfuraceous-pubescent. Pedicels 3-6 mm. Perianth segments ovate, ca. 1.4 mm. Filaments of 3rd whorl each with 2 glands at base. Staminodes sagittate. Ovary ellipsoid, ca. 1.2 mm. Fruits yellow when mature (according to field note) but black when dry, ellipsoid, 2.5-4 × 1.8-2.5 cm, smooth, but slightly furfuraceous when dry; fruiting pedicels 5-10 × ca. 3 mm. Fl. and fr. Nov-Dec.

● Mixed forests on mountain slopes or along streamsides; ca. 1200 m. Guangxi (Ningming).


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