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38. Symplocos congesta Bentham, Fl. Hongk. 211. 1861.

密花山矾 mi hua shan fan

Bobua adinandrifolia (Hayata) Kanehira & Sasaki; B. congesta (Bentham) Migo; B. nakaii (Hayata) Kanehira & Sasaki; B. phaeophylla (Hayata) Kanehira & Sasaki; B. taiwaniana Hatusima; B. theifolia Kanehira & Sasaki; Dicalix congestus (Bentham) Migo; Symplocos adinandrifolia Hayata; S. cuspidata Brand; S. hayatae Mori; S. kudoi Mori; S. nakaii Hayata; S. phaeophylla Hayata.

Trees or shrubs. Young branchlets tomentellous or at least with some patches of tomentum especially towards apex and at beginning of growth flushes, glabrescent; terminal buds tomentellous, with several scales. Petiole 0.5--1.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic to obovate, 8--10(--17) X 2--6 cm, papery, glabrous, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin entire or rarely dentate, apex acuminate to acute, lateral veins 5--10 pairs. Inflorescences a glomerule; bracts and bractlets persistent, brown tomentose, margin with 4 or 5 oblong glands. Ovary 0.5--1.5 mm, glabrous or appressed pubescent. Calyx glabrous; tube 0.5 mm; lobes 1.5--3.5 mm. Corolla 4--5 mm. Stamens ca. 50. Disc flat to annular, glabrous. Drupes purplish blue, cylindrical, 8--13 X 3--4 mm, apex with persistent erect calyx lobes. Fl. Aug-Nov, fr. Jan-Feb.

* Mixed forests; 200--1500 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.


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