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7. Sterculia micrantha Chun & H. H. Hsue, J. Arnold Arbor. 28: 328. 1947.

小花苹婆 xiao hua ping po

Trees. Branchlets robust, with wide pith and conspicuous leaf scars. Leaves simple; petiole 3-8 cm, minutely stellate; leaf blade oblong-ovate, 7-14 × 3.5-6.5 cm, abaxially sparsely stellate villous on veins, adaxially nearly glabrous, lateral veins 11 or 12 on each side of midrib, base obtuse, apex obtuse or acute. Inflorescence paniculate, slender, ca. 26 cm. Pedicels 3-4 mm, articulate. Calyx white, campanulate, very thin, 5-6 mm, abaxially minutely pubescent, adaxially hairy only near lobe margin, mucronate, lobes triangular-lanceolate, as long as calyx tube, margins densely hairy. Male flowers: androgynophore slender, ca. 3 mm, glabrous. Anthers 10. Female flowers: androgynophore ca. 1.5 mm. Ovary globose, villous. Fruits unknown. Fl. Oct.

● Open forests; ca. 1400 m. S Yunnan.


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