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2. Madhuca hainanensis Chun & How, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 7: 71. 1958.

海南紫荆木 hai nan zi jing mu

Trees 9--30 m tall. Bark dark grayish brown, rust colored and shining villous when young. Leaves often closely clustered at end of branches; stipules ca. 3 X 1 mm, tomentose, early deciduous; petiole 1.5--3 cm, gray tomentose; leaf blade oblong-obovate to oblong-oblanceolate, 6--12 X 2.5--4 cm, abaxially rust colored sericeous when young but glabrescent, adaxially glabrous and shiny, apex rounded and usually retuse, lateral veins 20--30 pairs, slender, and conspicuous. Flowers 1--3, axillary, nodding. Pedicel 2--3 cm, densely rust colored sericeous. Sepals elliptic to ovate-triangular, 1.5--8(--12) X 5.5--6.5 mm, both surfaces densely rust colored velutinous, apex obtuse. Corolla white, 1--1.2 cm, glabrous, 8--10-lobed. Stamens 28--30 in 3 whorls. Ovary ovoid-globose, rust colored sericeous, 6--8-locular. Style ca. 1.2 cm, base sericeous. Fruiting peduncle thick, 3--4.5 cm. Fruit greenish yellow, ovoid-globose to globose, 2.5--3 X 2--2.8 cm, pubescent, 1--5-seeded. Seeds oblong-ellipsoid, compressed, 2--2.5 X 0.8--1.2 cm, brown and shiny, scar elliptic. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Sep-Dec.

* Common in evergreen forest; ca. 100 m. Hainan


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