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98. Lithocarpus obovatilimbus Chun, J. Arnold Arbor. 28: 236. 1947.

卵叶柯 luan ye ke

Trees to 15 m tall; branches and rachis of inflorescences pubescent. Petiole 3-10 mm; leaf blade obovate, oblanceolate, or elliptic, 4-8 × 1.5-2.5 cm, subleathery, abaxially with grayish scalelike glands and pubescent on basal part of midvein when young, base broadly cuneate to cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse, acute, shortly caudate, or rarely acuminate; secondary veins 7-9(-13) on each side of midvein; tertiary veins abaxially slender, evident or not visible. Male inflorescences in a panicle. Female inflorescence with cupules in clusters of ca. 3. Infructescences 2 or 3, congested at apex of branches; rachis pubescent. Cupule cupular, 4-7 mm × 0.8-1.4 cm, enclosing 1/4-1/2 of nut, wall ca. 1 mm thick and basally woody; bracts imbricate, triangular, small, appressed, puberulent. Nut ellipsoid to broadly conical, 1-1.5 × 0.8-1.4 cm, often ± white farinose; scar 4-7 mm in diam., concave. Fr. Oct-Dec.

* Broad-leaved evergreen forests; 800-1100 m. Hainan (Lingshui Xian)


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