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2. Chionanthus brachythyrsus (Merrill) P. S. Green, Kew Bull. 50: 326. 1995.

白枝流苏树 bai zhi liu su shu

Linociera brachythyrsa Merrill, J. Arnold Arbor. 20: 351. 1939; Chionanthus leucocladus (Merrill & Chun) B. M. Miao; Linociera leucoclada Merrill & Chun.

Shrubs or small trees 4-12 m. Branchlets subterete, glabrous, slightly compressed at nodes. Petiole 1-2 mm; leaf blade oblong-elliptic or elliptic, 3.5-13(-20) × 1.5-5.5 cm, papery, glabrous, base cuneate or subobtuse, apex short caudate, with a blunt tip; primary veins 6-10 on each side of midrib, slender, slightly raised. Panicles terminal, 1-1.5 cm, scurfy hairy; peduncle absent or very short. Pedicel 1.2-3 mm. Calyx submembranous, scurfy hairy; lobes acute or acuminate, 1-1.5 mm. Corolla white, 5-7 mm; lobes narrowly elliptic or linear, united in pairs at base. Drupe ovoid-ellipsoid, ca. 11 × 7 mm. Fl. Jan-Mar, fr. Jan of following year.

Mixed woods at mountain summits, forests in valley at lower elevations. Hainan [Vietnam].


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