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10. Glycosmis parviflora (Sims) Little, Phytologia. 2: 463. 1948.

小花山小橘 xiao hua shan xiao ju

Limonia parviflora Sims, Bot. Mag. 50: t. 2416. 1823; Citrus erythrocarpa Hayata; Glycosmis citrifolia Lindley; G. erythrocarpa (Hayata) Hayata; L. citrifolia Willdenow (1809), not Salisbury (1796).

Shrubs or trees, 1-3 m tall. Leaves (1 or)2-4(or 5)-foliolate; petiolules 1-5 mm; leaflet blades elliptic, oblong, or lanceolate, 5-19 × 2.5-8 cm, glabrous, base cuneate, margin entire, apex mucronate, acuminate, or obtuse. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, paniculate, 3-5 cm when axillary, to 14 cm when terminal. Sepals ovate, ca. 1 mm wide, apex obtuse. Petals white, ca. 4 mm, oblong. Stamens (8 or)10. Ovary broadly ovoid to globose; style extremely short; stigma slightly expanded. Fruit pale yellowish white but turning reddish to dark vermilion, globose to ellipsoid, 1-1.5 cm in diam., (1 or)2- or 3-seeded. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Jul-Sep. 2n = 54.

Mountain woods; 200-1000 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Taiwan, S and W Yunnan [Japan (including Ryukyu Islands), Myanmar, NE Vietnam].


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