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2. Liquidambar acalycina H. T. Chang, Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni. 1959(2): 33. 1959.

缺萼枫香树 que e feng xiang shu

Trees ca. 25 m tall; bark black-brown; branchlets glabrous, lenticellate. Stipules 3–10 mm, brown-tomentose; petiole 4–8 cm; leaf blade broadly ovate, 8–13 × 8–15 cm, both surfaces glabrous or pubescent in young leaves, palmately 3–5-veined, veins prominent abaxially, lateral lobes triangular-ovate. Male inflorescence globose, several, arranged in racemes, 2–2.5 cm wide, drying black-brown in fruit; peduncle 2–3 cm. Female inflorescence solitary in leaf axils of short shoots, 15–26-flowered; peduncle 3–6 cm, sparsely pubescent. Male flowers: filaments 1–1.5 mm; anthers ovoid. Female flowers: staminode teeth absent or scalelike and sometimes very short; styles 5–7 mm, brown-pubescent. Capsules without persistent staminode teeth, persistent styles recurved. Fertile seeds winged, sterile seeds many, brown, irregularly angular. Fl. Mar–Jun, fr. Jul–Sep.

Montane evergreen forests; 600--1000 m. Anhui, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan.

The wood is used for making furniture.


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