19. Cryptocarya leiana C. K. Allen, J. Arnold Arbor. 23: 456. 1942.
鸡卵槁 ji luan gao
Trees, ca. 5 m tall. Young branchlets green-brown, slender, terete, dark yellow pubescent near top. Leaves alternate; petiole brown, 5-10 mm, glabrous, glandular; leaf blade glaucous green abaxially, green adaxially, lanceolate, lanceolate-elliptic, or narrowly elliptic, very rarely obovate, (4-)9-14 × 1.5-4(-5) cm, subleathery, pubescent but soon glabrate on both surfaces, lateral veins ca. 5 pairs, inconspicuous adaxially, veins and veinlets slender, densely reticulate, conspicuous abaxially, base cuneate, apex obtuse or acuminate to obtusely acuminate. Panicles axillary or subterminal, generally shorter than leaf, up to 6.5 cm, finely pubescent, branches slender, ± upright, terminal branchlets 3-flowered. Flowers yellowish, scented, 2-3 mm, dark yellow pubescent, shortly pedicellate or sessile. Perianth lobes ovate, ca. 2 mm, sparsely pubescent inside. Fruit ellipsoid, ca. 12 × 7 mm, purplish brown and glaucous when dry, glabrous, conspicuously angled, slightly contracted on both ends, apiculate at apex; fruit stalk slightly dilated. Fl. Sep, fr. after Sep.
● Thickets on sandy soil near villages. Hainan.