6. Nothapodytes obscura C. Y. Wu, Fl. Yunnan. 1: 170. 1977.
薄叶假柴龙树 bao ye jia chai long shu
Shrubs or small trees, 1.8-10 m tall. Branchlets angular, lenticellate, slightly and somewhat rigidly shortly strigose, glabrescent. Leaves alternate; petiole 1-3 cm, somewhat rigidly shortly strigose; leaf blade elliptic, 6-13 × 2.5-6 cm, papery, glabrous or very sparsely shortly and somewhat rigidly strigose, midvein and lateral veins smooth, densely and somewhat rigidly minutely strigose, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, reticulate veins inconspicuous, base broadly cuneate, oblique, apex acuminate. Cymes terminal, 3-3.5 cm, somewhat rigidly shortly strigose. Flowers bisexual, light yellow; pedicel 1-2 mm, stout. Calyx ca. 1 mm, 5-lobed, outside somewhat rigidly shortly strigose and ciliate, inside glabrous. Petals loriform, 4-5 × ca. 1 mm, outside densely shortly strigose, inside villous except for base and apex, apex reflexed at anthesis. Stamens ca. 2.5(-4) mm; filaments filiform, flat; anthers oblong, shorter than 1 mm. Disk ca. 0.5 mm tall, thin, glabrous. Ovary globose, ca. 1 mm, sparsely somewhat rigidly shortly strigose, rarely glabrous; style ca. 1.5 mm; stigma capitate. Drupe black, ovoid, ca. 1.6 × 1.2 mm, apex truncate. Seeds ca. 1 cm, ca. 0.8 mm wide; cotyledons cordate, ca. 0.5 mm; radicle extended straight. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Jan-Feb.
● Mixed valley forests; 1200-1800 m. SE Yunnan.