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5. Mycetia coriacea (Dunn) Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. C, 13: 159. 1918.

革叶腺萼木 ge ye xian e mu

Adenosacme coriacea Dunn, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew, Addit. Ser. 10: 130. 1912.

Shrubs, 1-2 m tall; branches glabrous. Leaves isophyllous to slightly anisophyllous; petiole 3-15 cm, glabrous; blade drying thinly leathery or subpapery, lanceolate, oblanceolate, or obovate, 6-15 × 2-5.5 cm, glabrous on both surfaces, base acuminate to cuneate, apex acute or acuminate; secondary veins 8-11 pairs; stipules persistent, triangular to ovate, 3-5 mm, glabrous except sometimes ciliolate marginally, acute to acuminate. Inflorescences terminal and/or pseudoaxillary, cymose, many flowered, glabrous; peduncle 0.8-3.5 cm; branched portion 2-6 × 3-7 cm; bracts reduced or triangular, 0.5-3 mm; pedicels 0.5-3 mm. Flowers pedicellate. Calyx glabrous; hypanthium portion turbinate to obconic, 1.5-2.5 mm; limb lobed to base; lobes narrowly triangular to linear, 2.5-6 mm, sometimes unequal. Corolla pale yellow or white, tubular, outside glabrescent; tube ca. 8 mm, villous at throat; lobes triangular, ca. 2 mm. Fruit capsular, dry, ovoid to subglobose, 2.5-4 mm, irregularly dehiscent or regularly loculicidal through disk portion, with calyx lobes elongating, up to 15 mm. Fl. Apr, fr. Sep.

● Roadsides or streamsides in dense forests; 700-1200 m. S Fujian, E Guangdong.


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