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4. Sterculia impressinervis H. H. Hsue, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 15(1): 82. 1977.

凹脉苹婆 ao mai ping po

Trees or shrubs. Branchlets gray-brown when dried, at first stellate pilose. Leaves simple; stipules ovate, hairy, apex acute, caducous; petiole 3-6.5 cm, swollen at both ends, minutely pilose; leaf blade elliptic-oblanceolate, 7-17 × 6-9.5 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially subglabrous, midrib and veins yellowish brown puberulent, veins drying purple-red, adaxially glabrous, with veins obviously impressed, lateral veins 14-16 on each side of midrib, curved upward, base obtuse, margins entire or slightly sinuate, apex caudate or long acuminate. Flowers unknown. Follicles purple-red when dried, oblong, ca. 5.5 × 1.5-1.8 cm, 4- or 5-seeded, densely purple-brown stellate tomentose, apex with 1-1.2 cm beak. Seeds purple-red, globose or flattened reniform, ca. 1 cm in diam.

● SE Yunnan (Malipo).


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