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1. Bruinsmia polysperma (C. B. Clarke) Steenis, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 86: 393. 1967.

歧序安息香 qi xu an xi xiang

Styrax polyspermus C. B. Clarke, Fl. Brit. Ind. 3: 590. 1882.

Trees to 15 m tall. Trunk to 60 cm d.b.h. Branchlets terete, glabrous. Winter buds naked, stellate pubescent. Petiole ca. 1.3 cm, glabrous, sulcate; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, 14--17 X 6--8 cm, greenish when dry, thinly leathery, subglabrous, base cuneate, margin remotely serrate to entire, apex acuminate, secondary veins 5--8 pairs, tertiary veins reticulate and abaxially conspicuously raised. Bracteole lanceolate, ca. 1.2 mm. Pedicel 1--2 mm. Calyx 1.5--2 X 5--6.5 mm, densely stellate pubescent. Corolla white; lobes ovate-oblong, ca. 1.5 mm, pubescent on both sides. Filaments 1.5--3 mm, slightly flattened, glabrous or shortly pubescent inside and on margin. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, 10--12 X 7--9 mm, apex rostrate, pericarp with bony endocarp and pulpy exocarp. Seeds ca. 1.5 mm, oblong, pointed at both ends, strongly rugose. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Oct-Dec.

Primary forests; 1100--1300 m. Yunnan (Jinggu Xian) [India].


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