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

13. Beilschmiedia pauciflora H. W. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(2): 64. 1979.

少花琼楠 shao hua qiong nan

Trees, ca. 14 m tall. Bark gray. Branchlets gray-brown, robust, verrucose, glabrous; young branchlets pubescent. Terminal buds small, pubescent. Leaves opposite or alternate; petiole 5-15 mm; leaf blade abaxially opaque, adaxially gray-brown or green-brown, narrowly elliptic to obovate, usually ca. 20 × 6 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially minutely glandular-punctate, glabrous on both surfaces, midrib adaxially plane or slightly impressed on lower 1/2, lateral veins ca. 11 pairs, oblique, ± conspicuous on both surfaces, veins laxly reticulate, ± conspicuous on both surfaces, base cuneate and attenuate, apex obtuse, rounded, or emarginate, rarely acute to shortly acuminate. Cymes axillary or subterminal, short, 1-2 cm, 1-3-flowered; peduncles ca. 1 cm, yellow-brown pubescent. Pedicels 2-7 mm. Flowers white, up to 5 mm in diam. when open. Perianth segments oblong-lanceolate, ca. 3 × 1 mm, pubescent, transparently punctate. Fertile stamens 6, opposite to perianth segments, ca. 3 mm; filaments pubescent, each with stalkless orbicular-reniform glands near base; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm, anther cells all introrse. Staminodes orbicular-reniform, shortly stipitate. Ovary subglobose, slightly pubescent. Fruits unknown. Fl. Mar-Apr.

● Sparse or dense forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; 500-1000 m. S Yunnan (Jinghong).


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