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2. Fraxinus griffithii C. B. Clarke in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 3: 605. 1882.

光蜡树 guang la shu

Fraxinus bracteata Hemsley; F. formosana Hayata; F. guilingensis S. Lee & F. N. Wei; Ligustrum vaniotii H. Léveillé.

Trees 10-20 m, nearly evergreen. Branchlets pubescent, glabrescent; buds naked. Leaves 10-25 cm; petiole 3-8 cm; axis glabrous or puberulent; leaflets 5-7(-11); petiolule 5-10 mm; leaflet blade ovate to lanceolate, 2-10(-14) × 1-5 cm (basal pair usually smaller), leathery or thin leathery, adaxially glabrous, abaxially glandular dotted, base blunt to rounded, attenuate to petiolule, or oblique, margin entire, apex obliquely cuspidate to acuminate; primary veins 5 or 6(-10) on each side of midrib, obscure or rarely obvious. Panicles terminal, 10-25 cm, spreading, many flowered; bracts spatulate-linear, 3-10 ùmm, leafy, puberulent at first. Flowers bisexual, appearing after leaves. Pedicel slender, 2-4 mm. Calyx cupular, ca. 1 mm, puberulent or glabrous, subentire to broadly deltate toothed. Corolla white; lobes navicular, ca. 2 mm. Stamens ca. equal to corolla lobes. Samara broadly lanceolate-spatulate, 2.5-3 cm × 4-5 mm; wing decurrent to about middle of nutlet. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Nov. 2n = 46.

Dry slopes, forest margins, near villages, by rivers; 100-2000 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hubei, Hunan, Taiwan [Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan (Ryukyu Islands), Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam]


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