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11. Microtropis triflora Merrill & F. L. Freeman, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 73: 288. 1940.

三花假卫矛 san hua jia wei mao

Microtropis fokienensis Dunn var. longipedunculata W. C. Cheng; M. triflora var. szechuanensis C. Y. Cheng & T. C. Kao.

Shrubs, 2.5-5 m tall. Petiole slender, 6-12 mm; leaf blade lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate, broadly oblanceolate, or elliptic, 5.5-10 × 1-2.5(-4) cm, nearly leathery, base cuneate or decurrent, apex acute to narrowly acuminate; secondary veins 6-8 pairs, slightly curved. Cymes axillary, terminal or on branch axis, 3-flowered; peduncle 5-10 mm; terminal flowers sessile; lateral pedicels slender, 2.5-6 mm. Flowers 5-merous; sepals broadly semiorbicular, ca. 1.5 mm wide, margin ciliate; petals ovate-elliptic, ca. 3 mm, spreading in flower. Disk calathiform to annular, slightly fleshy, rim curved. Stamens ca. 2 mm. Ovary ampullaceous; stigma present. Capsule ovate-elliptic, ca. 1.5 cm. Seed ovate-elliptic, reddish brown. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. ca. Aug-Oct.

● Forested slopes, forest margins; 1300-2100 m. Guizhou, Hubei, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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