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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 12 | Sterculiaceae | Reevesia

14. Reevesia pubescens Masters in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 1: 364. 1874.

梭罗树 suo luo shu

Trees, to 16 m tall; bark gray, exfoliating longitudinally. Branchlets stellate puberulent when young. Petiole 5-6.5 cm, sometimes swollen at both ends; leaf blade elliptic-ovate, oblong-ovate, ovate-lanceolate, or elliptic, 7-19 × 4-8(-10) cm, thinly leathery or papery, drying greenish or blackish brown, abaxially densely stellate tomentose, pilose, or glabrous, adaxially sparsely puberulent or nearly glabrous, base obtuse, rounded or shallowly cordate, sometimes oblique, apex acuminate or acute. Inflorescence cymose, corymbose, ca. 7 cm, hairy. Pedicels 8-11 mm, shorter than flowers. Calyx obconical, 5-8 mm, 5-lobed, lobes broadly ovate, apex acute. Petals 5, white or pink, linear-spatulate, 5-15 mm, puberulent adaxially. Androgynophore 1.2-3.5 cm. Ovary globose, 5-locular, densely hairy. Capsule pyriform or oblong-pyriform, 5-angled, 2.5-3.5(-5) cm, densely brownish puberulent. Seeds ca. 2.5 cm including wing. Fl. May-Jun.

Valley forests, thickets, hillsides, slopes; 500-2500 m. Guangxi, S Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand].

Reevesia pubescens is sometimes included with R. wallichii R. Brown.

1 Leaf blade abaxially very sparsely stellate pilose or glabrous; petals ca. 5 mm; androgynophore 1.2-1.5 cm.   14d var. xuefengensis
+ Leaf blade abaxially stellate pilose or pubescent to almost glabrous; petals 10-15 mm; androgynophore 1.5-3.5 cm   (2)
2 (1) Leaf blade abaxially densely stellate pubescent.   14a var. pubescens
+ Leaf blade abaxially sparsely stellate pilose to almost glabrous   (3)
3 (2) Leaves green to greenish brown when dried, abaxially glabrous, base usually not oblique, rounded to cordate.   14b var. siamensis
+ Leaves blackish brown when dried, abaxially sparsely pilose, base oblique, truncate or rounded.   14c var. kwangsiensis


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