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3. Distylium myricoides Hemsley, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 29: t. 2835. 1907.

杨梅蚊母树 yang mei wen mu shu

Distylium myricoides var. nitidum H. T. Chang.

Shrubs or small trees; young branches stellately lepidote, older growth drying gray-brown, glabrescent, lenticellate; buds stellately pubescent, stellately lepidote. Petiole 5–8 mm, lepidote hairy; leaf blade oblong or oblanceolate, 5–11 × 2–4 cm, drying discolorous, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, margin entire or toothed above middle, apex acute; lateral veins 6 on each side, reticulate veins somewhat prominent abaxially. Inflorescences 1–3 cm; peduncle lepidote. Bracts lanceolate, 2–3 mm. Floral bracts 2–3 mm, lepidote. Stamen filaments less than 2 mm; anthers red, 2–3 mm. Ovary stellately pubescent; styles 6–8 mm. Capsules ovoid-globose or subovoid, 1–1.2 cm, stellately pubescent with yellow-brown hairs, apex acute or obtuse, dehiscing by 4 valves. Seeds 6–7 mm. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jun–Aug.

Montane evergreen forests; 500--800 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, E Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, SE Yunnan (Funing Xian), Zhejiang.

Distylium myricoides var. macrocarpum C. Y. Wu (Fl. Yunnan. 1: 134. 1977) was described from Yunnan (Funing Xian), but two type specimens (flowering and fruiting) were indicated, so the name is invalid under Art. 8.1 and 37 of the St. Louis Code.


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