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23. Grewia falcata C. Y. Wu, J. W. China Border Res. Soc. 16: 161. 1946.

镰叶扁担杆 lian ye bian dan gan

Shrubs or small trees. Branchlets softly yellow-brown tomentose. Petiole 3-5 mm, tomentose; leaf blade band-shaped, slightly curved or straight, or falcate, 6-18 × 1-3 cm, leathery or papery, abaxially softly yellow-brown or rust-brown tomentose, adaxially sparsely stellate pilose and more densely on veins, lateral basal veins obscure, 1/4-1/3 as long as leaf blade, 1-3 mm from margin, lateral veins 4-8 pairs, veinlets prominent, base obtuse, margin serrulate, apex acuminate. Cymes 1-3 per leaf axil; peduncle 3-5 mm, yellow-brown tomentose. Pedicel 3-4 mm, yellow-brown tomentose. Sepals lanceolate, 8-9 × 2-2.5 mm, abaxially tomentose, adaxially glabrous. Petals oblong, 3-4 mm, glands on basal 1/2. Stamens 20-30, 5-6 mm. Ovary densely yellow-brown villous; style longer than stamens; stigma 4-lobed. Drupe 4-lobed, lobes globose, hairy, glossy.

Open forests; 800-1700 m. SW Guangxi, Yunnan [Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam].

This species is similar to Grewia cuspidatoserrata but differs in having the leaf margin with uniform teeth, not alternately small and large, the indumentum yellow-brown, not gray-brown, and the leaf blade narrowly band-shaped, not oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate.


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