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13. Sterculia cinnamomifolia H. T. Tsai & P. I Mao, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 9: 200. 1964.

樟叶苹婆 zhang ye ping po

Shrubs. Branchlets blackish or black-brown stellate pilose when young. Stipules linear, ca. 2 mm; petiole robust, 1.5-3 cm, apex swollen, hairy; leaf blade elliptic-oblong or ovate-oblong, 11-21 × 7-9.5 cm, thickly papery, abaxially stellate pubescent, adaxially glabrous; lateral veins 6-9 on each side of midrib, veins and midrib adaxially and abaxially prominent, base cuneate, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescence paniculate, axillary, pendulous, 6-7 cm, yellow-brown stellate pubescent. Epicalyx lobes linear, ca. 3 mm, as long as or slightly longer than pedicel. Male flowers: calyx yellowish, divided nearly to base, lobes narrowly triangular-lanceolate, ca. 7 × 2.5 mm wide below middle, abaxially yellow-brown puberulent, adaxially glabrous. Androgynophore curved, glabrous. Anthers 10. Female flowers and fruits unknown. Fl. Mar.

● Open forests; ca. 900 m. SE Yunnan (Hekou).


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