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7. Bredia oldhamii J. D. Hooker, Icon. Pl. 11: 68. t. 1085. 1871.

金石榴 jin shi liu

Bredia gibba Ohwi; B. oldhamii var. ovata Ohwi; B. penduliflora S. S. Ying.

Shrubs 1.5-2 m tall, many-branched. Stems terete, farinose, glaucous; young branches blackish brown, obtusely 4-sided, nearly glabrous to puberulous. Petiole 0.5-1.5(-2.5) cm, puberulous; leaf blade lanceolate, oblong-elliptic, or elliptic-ovate, 5-11 × 1.5-2.5(-3.5) cm, stiffly papery, abaxially very minutely puberulous on veins, often glaucous, drying pale tan or whitish, adaxially farinose-puberulous or glabrous, secondary veins 1-3 on each side of midvein and originating 1-1.5 cm from base, base cuneate to obtuse, margin nearly entire to densely serrulate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences cymose panicles, ca. 7 × 11 cm, glabrous. Pedicel ca. 1.1 cm to nearly absent, subglabrous. Hypanthium funnel-shaped, ca. 5 mm, obtusely 4-sided, puberulous or glabrous. Calyx lobes broadly triangular, less than 1 cm. Petals ovate-oblong, 7-10 mm, apex acute. Longer stamens 1.4-1.6 cm; anthers linear-lanceolate, 6-7 mm, slightly curved; connective decurrent, forming a short spur. Shorter stamens with anthers 3-3.5 mm; connective decurrent, abaxially constricted, adaxially 2 tuberculate. Ovary half inferior, ovoid. Capsule cup-shaped; hypanthium cup-shaped, 6-5 × 3.5-5 mm, obtusely 4-sided, almost glabrous, apex truncate; calyx lobes not conspicuous. Fl. Apr-May, fr. May-Jun.

● Forests, open forests, forest margins, hillsides; 100-2500 m. Taiwan.


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