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1. Pellacalyx yunnanensis H. H. Hu, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 10: 130. 1940.

山红树 shan hong shu

Trees to 15 m tall. Branchlets thick, with loose long hairs. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade oblanceolate to lanceolate, 13-20 × 4.5-6.5 cm, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous, secondary veins 8 or 9 on each side of midvein, base cuneate, margin serrulate and slightly reflexed when dried, apex shortly acuminate Pedicel ca. 2 cm, slender, persistent. Flowers not seen. Fruit solitary, subglobose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam.; persistent calyx lobes 6 or 7, at fruit apex, lanceolate, ca. 1 cm, apex mucronate; persistent style thick, shorter than calyx lobes; persistent stigma capitate, deeply 6-lobed. Seeds numerous, brownish black, oblong. Fr. winter.

● Forests; 800-1200 m. S Yunnan.

This species was listed as rare in China by Tong (in Fu & Jin, China Pl. Red Data Book 1: 542-543. 1992).


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