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4. Sinojackia henryi (Dummer) Merrill, Sunyatsenia. 3: 257. 1937.

棱果秤锤树 leng guo cheng chui shu

Pterostyrax henryi Dummer, Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 53: 19. 1913.

Trees or shrubs, 1.5--4 m tall. Branchlets slender, angular, densely brownish stellate pubescent. Petiole 5--8 mm, densely brownish stellate pubescent; leaf blade elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 4.5--10 X 1.5--3 cm, papery, glabrous except for grayish stellate pubescent veins, secondary veins 5--8 pairs, tertiary veins reticulate and conspicuously raised. Inflorescences 3--6-flowered, 3--5 cm. Pedicel 1.2--1.5 cm. Flowers pendulous. Calyx obconical, ca. 6 mm, ribbed, densely grayish stellate pubescent; teeth deltoid-lanceolate, acuminate. Corolla lobes obovate to oblong, ca. 10 X 5 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens 1--1.3 cm; filaments flattened, ca. 5 mm, stellate villose. Style ca. 1 cm. Fruit cylindrical-ellipsoid including an apical rostrum, gradually narrowed toward base but not into pedicel, 3--4 X 0.4-0.6 cm, with lenticels, sparsely stellate pubescent, exocarp and adnate mesocarp ca. 1.5 mm thick, endocarp ca. 1 mm thick. Seeds brown. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Jun-Jul.

* Forested slopes and ravines; 100--3500 m. N Guangdong, S Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan.


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