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3. Sterculia villosa Roxburgh ex Sm., Cycl. (Rees). 34: Sterculia no. 16. 1816.

绒毛苹婆 rong mao ping po

Sterculia armata Masters; S. lantsangensis Hu; S. ornata Wallich ex Kurz.

Trees; bark gray-white. Branchlets robust, with leaf scars, brown stellate pubescent when young. Leaves simple; stipules lanceolate, ca. 1 cm; petiole robust, ca. 16 cm, pilose; leaf blade palmately 3-7-lobed, 17-22 cm, abaxially densely yellow-brown stellate tomentose, adaxially sparsely pubescent, base broadly cordate, central lobe broadly ovate, ca. 8 × 8 cm at base, apex caudate. Inflorescence subterminal on branchlets, paniculate, densely ferruginous stellate tomentose. Calyx yellow, campanulate, ca. 1 cm, tube ca. 4 mm, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous, lobes lanceolate, apex acuminate, ca. 6 mm, spreading outward. Male flowers: androgynophore curved, glabrous. Stamens 10. Female flowers: ovary globose. Style curved downward, hairy. Follicles narrowly ellipsoid, 3-5 cm, both surfaces densely ferruginous villous, apex shortly beaked. Seeds black, oblong. Fl. Feb, fr. Apr-Oct.

Mixed forests in gullies, also cultivated near villages; 500-1500 m. SW Yunnan [Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand].


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