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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 12 | Rhamnaceae | Berchemiella

2. Berchemiella yunnanensis Y. L. Chen & P. K. Chou, Bull. Bot. Lab. N. E. Forest. Inst., Harbin. 5: 20. 1979.

滇小勾儿茶 dian xiao gou er cha

Trees to 5 m tall, subglabrous. Branchlets dark brown, asperous, with longitudinal slits. Stipules ovate-lanceolate, short, caducous; petiole 4-5 mm; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially dark green, elliptic, rarely oblong, 4-8 × 2-3 cm, papery, abaxially often with barbate vein axils, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, base subrounded, often asymmetrical, margin entire, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate, rarely acute or subrounded. Flowers 3-9 in terminal lax cymose racemes, 2-3 cm; peduncles 1-5 mm; flower buds green, globose. Pedicel 1-2 mm. Sepals triangular, adaxially medially keeled and with minute basal beak. Petals obovate. Disk pentagonous, thick. Ovary up to half immersed in disk, 1- or 2-loculed, 2-ovuled; styles short, emarginate. Fruit not seen. Fl. and fr. unknown.

● Slopes, stony crevices; ca. 1000 m. SE Yunnan (Funing).


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