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49. Castanopsis tessellata Hickel & A. Camus, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 68: 399. 1921.

棕毛锥 zong mao zhui

Trees 10-15 m tall; bud scales, young shoots, petioles, leaf blades abaxially, and rachis of inflorescences densely brown pilose. Petiole 1.5-3 cm; leaf blade oblong, sometimes lanceolate, 15-30 × 5-8 cm, base acute to broadly cuneate and symmetric to sometimes oblique, margin entire, apex long acuminate; midvein adaxially slightly raised and puberulent; secondary veins 16-22 on each side of midvein, slightly impressed. Male flowers spirally arranged on rachis. Female inflorescences crowded from middle to apex of branchlets; flowers 3 per cupule, often with staminodes. Infructescences 10-30 cm. Cupule subglobose, 5-6 cm in diam., base narrowing into a stalk 3-5 mm, wall 1-1.5 mm thick, outside except basally densely covered with spinelike bracts, inside densely yellowish brown pilose, spinelike bracts basally in bundles, yellowish brown pilose. Nuts 2 or 3 per cupule, broadly conical, 1.5-1.8 × 1.5-2 cm, pilose; scar basal, 1-1.5 cm in diam. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Sep-Oct.

Broad-leaved evergreen forests; below 500 m. SE Yunnan [C to N Vietnam]


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