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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 13 | Melastomataceae | Memecylon

2. Memecylon hainanense Merrill & Chun, Sunyatsenia. 2: 44. 1934.

海南谷木 hai nan gu mu

Shrubs or trees, 3-15 m tall, many-branched. Branches terete, glabrous. Petiole ca. 5 mm; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 6-8(-15) × 3-3.8(-6.5) cm, leathery to subleathery, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 9 on each side of midvein, base cuneate, margin entire, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescences in axils of leaves or at leaf scars on older branches, cymose, 2-3 cm, glabrous; peduncle 1-2 cm; bracts lanceolate, ca. 1.5 mm, caducous. Pedicel to 2 mm. Hypanthium broadly cup-shaped, 2-3.5 mm, glabrous, 4-lobed, apex repand. Petals white, ovate, ca. 3.5 mm, oblique, base unguiculate, apex acute. Stamens blue, ca. 3.5 mm; anthers ovate; connective conic, ca. 1.5 mm, inflated, with a small concave abaxial gland. Ovary cup-shaped. Fruit a baccate drupe, globular, 7-9 mm in diam., minutely tuberculate, apex ringed. Fl. May, fr. Feb.

● Thickets, hillsides; ca. 1000 m. Hainan, Yunnan.


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