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1. Rhodamnia dumetorum (Candolle) Merrill & L. M. Perry, J. Arnold Arbor. 19: 195. 1938.

玫瑰木 mei gui mu

Trees, to 15 m tall. Branchlets terete, with grayish short trichomes; old branches brown, glabrescent. Petiole 5-10 mm, pubescent; leaf blade lanceolate, narrowly elliptic, or ovate, 4-10 × 2.5-3.5, leathery, abaxially grayish white or white tomentose and glabrescent or not, adaxially tomentose but glabrescent, secondary veins 1 on each side of midvein, originating 3-4 mm from leaf blade base, and meeting at apex, intramarginal veins near margin, tertiary veins thin, ± parallel, and obvious from both surfaces, base obtuse to nearly rounded, apex acuminate to acute. Inflorescences axillary or subapical, 1-3-flowered or sometimes several-flowered; peduncle ca. 1 cm. Flower buds pyriform ca. 7 × 3.5 mm. Hypanthium ovoid, ca. 4 mm, white tomentose. Calyx lobes ovate, 1.5-2 mm, pubescent. Petals white, obovate, ca. 6 mm, outside with white trichomes. Stamens yellow, many, 4-5 mm. Berry ca. 8 × 6 mm, pubescent. Fl. Jun-Jul.

Broad-leaved evergreen forests; low elevations to 600 m. Hainan [Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam].

1 Leaf blade narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, 6-10 × 2.5-3.5 cm, abaxially glabrescent, apex acuminate.   1a var. dumetorum
+ Leaf blade ovate to lanceolate, 4-6.5 × 2.5-3.5 cm, abaxially not glabrescent, apex acute.   1b var. hainanensis


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