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8. Distylium tsiangii Chun ex Walker, J. Arnold Arbor. 25: 331. 1944.

黔蚊母树 qian wen mu shu

Trees to 7 m tall; young branches rusty tomentose, older growth drying brown, glabrescent, lenticellate; buds ovoid, brown tomentose. Petiole 10–15 mm, densely tomentose; leaf blade oblong, 10–15 × 4–5.5 cm, abaxially brown stellately tomentose, adaxially glabrescent, base cuneate, margin entire or apically 1- or 2-toothed, apex acute; lateral veins 5–7 on each side, reticulate veins somewhat conspicuous on both surfaces. Infructescences terminal on shoots, 3–5 cm, with 2 or 3 basal leaves. Flowers not seen. Fruiting pedicels 2–4 mm. Capsules narrowly ovoid, 1.5–1.7 cm, densely tomentose, dehiscing by two 2-lobed valves; persistent styles ca. 3 mm. Seeds 8–9 mm. Fr. Jul.

Forests; 1000--1200 m. Guizhou (Bazai, Dushanzi).


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