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1. Chrysophyllum lanceolatum var. stellatocarpon P. Royen in Vink, Blumea. 9: 32. 1958.

金叶树 jin ye shu

Trees 10--20 m tall. Branchlets yellow pubescent. Petiole 2--7 mm; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, rarely obovate, 5--12 X 1.7--4 cm, papery, rust colored tomentose on both surfaces when young but soon glabrescent except on midrib, base obtuse to cuneate and usually slightly oblique, apex obtuse, acuminate, or caudate, lateral veins many pairs closely spaced and slender. Flowers fascicled. Pedicel 3--6 mm, rust colored pubescent to subglabrous. Sepals 5, rust colored pubescent or glabrous when young, margin fimbriate. Corolla broadly campanulate, 1.8--3 mm, glabrous; 5-lobed, margin fimbriate. Stamens 5. Ovary subglobose, ca. 0.6 mm, 5 locular, 5-ribbed, rust colored tomentose. Style ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous. Fruit brown to purplish black, subglobose, 5-ribbed into a stellate shape, 1.5--2(--4) cm in diam., rust colored tomentose when young but glabrescent, (1--)4- or 5-seeded. Seeds compressed obovoid, 11--13 X 6--7 mm; seed coat thick; scar oblong to oblanceolate. Fl. May, fr. Oct.

Forests; middle elevations. Guangdong, Guangxi [Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam]

Roots and leaves used medicinally; fruit edible.

Chrysophyllum lanceolatum var. lanceolatum occurs in Indonesia.


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