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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 13 | Clusiaceae | Garcinia

16. Garcinia subfalcata Y. H. Li & F. N. Wei, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 1(4): 139. 1981.

尖叶藤黄 jian ye teng huang

Trees ca. 7 m tall, ca. 15 cm in diam. Bark dark brown. Branches striate, twigs with broken rings. Petiole 0.4-1.2 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate, 3.5-8 × 0.8-2.5 cm, papery, midvein raised abaxially, flat adaxially; secondary veins 7-13 pairs, near margin arching and anastomosing, tertiary veins sparse, inconspicuous, base attenuate, slightly decurrent, apex long acuminate, usually falcate, rarely obtuse. Plant dioecious. Male flowers unknown. Female flowers solitary or in pairs, usually at apex of branchlet, sometimes axillary; pedicels ca. 2 mm; sepals 4; outer 2: suborbicular, short; inner 2: narrowly elliptic, thicker; petals 4, nearly equal, oblong, slightly longer than sepals, ca. 5 mm; staminodes 4; anthers 4-celled; cells longitudinally dehiscent; connectives thickened; filaments robust, ca. 1 mm; ovary ovoid, sulcate outside; style nearly absent; stigma radiately lobed, papillate. Fruit globose, ca. 3 cm in diam., smooth, nearly sessile. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep-Oct.

● Valleys, mixed forests near water; 500-600 m. S Guangxi.

This species is similar to Garcinia fusca Pierre, from N Vietnam, but the latter differs in having more numerous secondary leaf veins (in 28-32 pairs), staminodes united into 4 bundles, and the stigma with papillae arranged in pairs.


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