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3. Reevesia formosana Sprague, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1914: 325. 1914.

台湾梭罗 tai wan suo luo

Reevesia formosana Hayata (1920), not Sprague (1914); R. taiwanensis Chun & H. H. Hsue.

Trees, medium-sized, deciduous. Branchlets whitish yellow when dried, densely yellowish stellate puberulent when young, glabrescent. Petiole 0.7-3 cm, apex swollen; leaf blade oblong or ovate-oblong, 2.5-10 × 0.8-4 cm, thinly leathery, both surfaces stellate hairy, glabrescent, base rounded, shallowly cordate or shortly cuneate, apex bluntly slightly acuminate. Inflorescence paniculate, 3-5 cm, densely flowered, very densely yellowish brown puberulent. Pedicels 2-3[ca. 8] mm. Calyx campanulate, ca. 5 mm, abaxially puberulent, adaxially glabrous, irregularly (4 or)5-lobed, lobes broadly ovate, ca. 1 mm. Petals 5, yellowish white, broadly spatulate, 7-10 × ca. 3 mm. Androgynophore 1.3-1.7 cm; anther head ca. 2 mm in diam. Ovary densely stellate pubescent along ridges. Fruiting stipe ca. 2 cm; capsule obovoid or obovoid globose, 5-grooved, 2.5-3.5 × ca. 2 cm, puberulent. Seeds 1 or 2 per locule, obovate, 1.8-2 cm including wing, wing brown, ca. 0.6 cm, apex slightly curved and acute. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Mar, May, Jul-Sep, Dec.

● S Taiwan (Gaoxiong).


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