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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 13 | Myrtaceae | Decaspermum

1. Decaspermum albociliatum Merrill & L. M. Perry, J. Arnold Arbor. 19: 202. 1938.

白毛子楝树 bai mao zi lian shu

Shrubs, to 4 m tall. Branchlets terete, slender, wooly with long trichomes. Petiole 1-2 mm, tomentose; leaf blade narrowly ovate to oblong-lanceolate, 2.5-6 × 1-2.5 cm, subleathery to stiffly papery, sericeous with long trichomes when young but becoming sparsely pubescent, midvein abaxially raised and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 8-10 on each side of midvein and inconspicuous, base obtuse, apex long acuminate with a 0.5-1.5 cm acumen. Flowers bisexual, axillary, solitary or occasionally 2, 5-merous, white villous; bracteoles linear, 5-7 mm, persistent, villous. Open flowers unknown. Fruit subglobose, 4-5 mm in diam., 6-loculed, 6-ribbed, pubescent; persistent calyx lobes narrowly triangular, 3-5 × ca. 1 mm, pubescent. Seeds 2 per locule, ca. 2 mm. Fr. Mar-May.

● Forests; 200-400 m. Hainan (Baoting).


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