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8. Olea hainanensis H. L. Li, J. Arnold Arbor. 25: 213. 1944.

海南木犀榄 hai nan mu xi lan

Tetrapilus hainanensis (H. L. Li) L. Johnson.

Shrubs or small trees 3-30 m, polygamodioecious, glabrous or only inflorescences sparsely pubescent. Branchlets subterete. Petiole 5-10 mm; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, ovate-oblong, or slightly oblanceolate, 8-16 × 2.5-5.5 cm, leathery, base cuneate, margin irregularly sparsely serrate, often bluntly so, or subentire, apex acuminate; primary veins 7-9 on each side of midrib, impressed adaxially, raised abaxially. Panicles terminal or axillary, 2-7.5 cm. Flowers white or yellow. Pedicel 1-3 mm. Staminate flowers: calyx 0.5-1 mm, with sparse peltate scales; corolla 1.5-2.5 mm, lobes ovate-orbicular, 0.5-0.7 mm. Bisexual flowers: calyx 1-1.5 mm; corolla 2.5-3.5 mm, with peltate scales, lobes ovate-orbicular, 1-1.5 mm. Drupe purple-black or purple-red, ellipsoid, 1.4-1.8 cm × 7-9 mm, 8-10-ribbed when dry. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Nov-Apr.

* Woods of valleys and along streams; below 700 m. Guangdong, Hainan


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