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3a. Torreya fargesii var. fargesii

巴山榧树(原变种) ba shan fei shu (yuan bian zhong)

Torreya grandis Fortune ex Lindley var. fargesii (Franchet) Silba; Tumion fargesii (Franchet) Skeels.

Leaves ± straight, usually shortly and symmetrically tapered at apex, grooves on adaxial surface usually not extending beyond middle of blade, marginal bands 0.5-0.9(-1.1) mm wide.

* Scattered in coniferous and broad-leaved forests; 1000-1800 m. ?S Anhui, W Hubei, NW Hunan, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, Sichuan

The record from S Anhui is based on R. C. Ching 3036 (E, K) from Huang Shan, a locality outside the main distribution area of Torreya fargesii. This specimen was cited under T. grandis by S. Y. Hu (Taiwania 10: 24. 1964), but is provisionally and tentatively placed under T. fargesii here. However, it differs strikingly from the latter species in several features, and clearly deserves further investigation; the specimens seen are sterile and more material from the area would be required before a decision could be made as to their taxonomic status.


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