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4. Garuga pinnata Roxburgh, Pl. Coromandel. 3: 5. 1819.

羽叶白头树 yu ye bai tou shu

Trees 4-10 m tall; bark gray-brown, rough. Branchlets glabrous except very young parts, with conspicuous lenticels and leaf scars. Leaves with 9-23 leaflets; rachis and leaflets pubescent with long hairs, especially when young and on veins; petiolules absent to 4 mm, terminal petiolule 5-10 mm; lowest leaflet blades stipulelike, spoon-shaped or linear, 5-10 mm, early deciduous, middle blades elliptic, oblong, or lanceolate, 5-11 × 2-3 cm, base rounded, sometimes obliquely cuneate, margin sparsely serrate, apex usually narrowly acuminate; lateral veins 10-15 pairs. Panicles lateral or axillary, 7.5-19(-22) cm, densely pubescent with long hairs when young; peduncle 2-6 cm. Flowers white, yellowish white, or greenish yellow, 7-10 mm; pedicel 1-3 mm, long pubescent. Sepals deltoid, 2.5-3.5(-4) mm, pubescent on both surfaces. Petals oblong, 5-5.5 × 1.5-2 mm, pubescent with short somewhat curved hairs. Stamens slightly unequal; filaments with long hairs at base; disk lobes trapeziform or deltoid. Ovary oblong, with short stipe, sparsely pilose, especially when young; style pilose; stigma shallowly 5-lobed. Fruit globose, yellow when ripe, 11-15(-18) × (9-)11-18 mm, sometimes pubescent. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Apr-Oct.

Mixed forests, sparse mountain forests, valley scrub; 400-1400 m. SW Guangxi (Longzhou), Sichuan (Leibo), S and SE Yunnan (Funing, Xishuangbanna) [Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].


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