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18. Premna tapintzeana Dop, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 70: 836. 1923.

大坪子豆腐柴 da ping zi dou fu chai

Shrubs 1-4 m tall. Branches spreading, shiny, yellow-brown, puberulent when young, glabrescent. Petiole 1-5 cm; leaf blade ovate, subrounded, or cordate, 7-15 X 4-10 cm, papery, base rounded to cordate, margin subentire to slightly dentate to subentire, apex acuminate to obtuse; veins 6 or 7 pairs, abaxially elevated, 3-veined near base. Inflorescences 3-4(-7) X 6-8 cm, puberulent; bracts lanceolate, ca. 3 mm. Calyx ca. 3 mm, puberulent; teeth 5, obtuse. Corolla greenish white, villous in throat. Stamens not exserted. Ovary flattened globose, glabrous. Style shorter than corolla. Fruit dark purple to black, obovate, tuberculate.

* Mixed forests; 1700-2400 m. NW Yunnan

Allied to Premna crassa but differs in having calyces equally 5-dentate and corolla tubes slender and shorter than calyx.


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