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3. Sinojackia rehderiana Hu, J. Arnold Arbor. 11: 227. 1930.

狭果秤锤树 xia guo cheng chui shu

Trees or shrubs, to 5 m tall. Branchlets stellate pubescent. Petiole 1--4 mm; leaves of two types; leaves at base of flowering branches with blade ovate, 2--3.5 X 1.5--2 cm, base rounded to slightly cordate; other leaves with leaf blade obovate-elliptic to elliptic, 5--9 X 3--4 cm, base cuneate to rounded; all leaf blades papery, densely stellate pubescent when young but glabrescent except for veins, margin serrate, apex acute to obtuse, secondary veins 5--7 pairs, tertiary veins reticulate and abaxially conspicuously raised. Inflorescences lax, 4--6-flowered, 4--5 cm. Pedicel ca. 2 cm. Calyx ca. 5 mm, densely grayish stellate pubescent; teeth 5 or 6, deltoid, ca. 1 mm. Corolla lobes 5 or 6, ovate-elliptic, ca. 12 X 4 mm. Style ca. 6 mm. Fruit ellipsoid-cylindrical including a long apical acuminate rostrum, 2--2.5 X 1--1.2 cm, gradually narrowed toward base, with brownish lenticels, exocarp ca. 1 mm thick, mesocarp ca. 3 mm thick, endocarp ca. 1 mm thick. Seeds brown, oblong-cylindrical. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jul-Sep.

* Forest thickets; 500--800 m. N Guangdong, S Hunan, Jiangxi.


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