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12. Cryptocarya kwangtungensis Hung T. Chang, Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni. 1963(4): 132. 1963.

广东厚壳桂 guang dong hou ke gui

Trees, 2-6.5 m tall, 5-13 cm d.b.h. Branchlets brown pubescent when young but glabrous when mature. Leaves alternate; petiole 6-10 mm; leaf blade green and shiny adaxially, narrowly elliptic, 9-11.5 × 3-4 cm, leathery, yellowish brown pubescent when young but soon glabrate and whitish abaxially, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, slightly elevated abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, veins and veinlets reticulate, inconspicuous on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate and asymmetric on sides, apex acute or slightly obtuse. Inflorescence paniculate or racemose, terminal and axillary, 2-3 cm, yellowish brown pubescent. Pedicels very short. Flowers small, ca. 2 mm, pubescent. Perianth lobes slightly longer than perianth tube. Stamens included. Ovary puberulent. Immature fruit globose, inconspicuously angled, villous initially but soon glabrate. Fr. Jul.

● Densely forested valleys. N Guangdong.


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