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9. Cinnamomum migao H. W. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(2): 90. 1978.

米槁 mi gao

Evergreen trees, up to 20 m tall. Bark gray-black, fissured, scented. Old branchlets subterete, slender, red-brown when dry, longitudinally striate, glabrous; young branchlets brownish, somewhat compressed, angled, gray puberulent. Buds small, ovoid; bud scales broadly ovate, gray puberulent outside. Leaves alternate; petiole slender, 1.3-3 cm, concave-convex, finely gray puberulent near base; leaf blade gray-green and opaque abaxially, yellow-green and somewhat shiny adaxially, ± reddish along midrib and lateral veins on both surfaces, ovate to ovate-oblong, 4.5-16 × 2.5-7 cm, papery, finely gray puberulent or glabrate when mature abaxially, glabrous adaxially, pinninerved, midrib extending to leaf apex, elevated on both surfaces, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, arcuate, evanescent near leaf margin, ± conspicuous on both surfaces, axils of lateral veins inconspicuously dome-shaped abaxially and inconspicuously bullate adaxially, transverse veins and veinlets reticulate, ± visible under lens, base broadly cuneate, subequal on sides, margin slightly involute, apex acute to shortly acuminate. Flowers unknown. Infructescence paniculate, axillary, inserted on middle part of young branchlet, 3.5-7.5 cm, pedunculate; peduncle 1-4 cm, peduncle and rachis finely gray puberulent. Fruit green when fresh, yellow-brown when dry, globose, 1.2-1.3 cm in diam.; perianth cup in fruit crateriform, ca. 1.2 cm, finely gray puberulent and longitudinally sulcate outside, dilated into a disk, up to 1 cm wide and crenate at apex, base abruptly contracted into a column ca. 1.5 mm wide. Fr. Nov.

● Forests; ca. 500 m. W Guangxi, SE Yunnan.


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