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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 13 | Flacourtiaceae | Flacourtia

4. Flacourtia ramontchi L’Héritier, Stirp. Nov. 3: 59. 1786.

大果刺篱木 da guo ci li mu

Trees, to 20 m tall; bark gray-brown; flowering and fruiting branches usually not spiny; branchlets puberulous or subglabrous. Petiole 4-8 mm, usually glabrous, rarely sparsely puberulous; leaf blade greenish abaxially, deep green and shiny adaxially, broadly elliptic, elliptic, or elliptic-lanceolate, 4-10 × 2.5-6 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein raised abaxially, lateral veins 4-6 pairs, reticulate veins conspicuous, base cuneate, margin serrate, apex obtuse or acute, rarely retuse. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, racemose, 1-2 cm, puberulous. Sepals 5 or 6, ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, outside glabrous, inside puberulous, margin ciliate, apex obtuse. Staminate flowers: disk entire or shallowly lobed. Pistillate flowers: disk entire; ovary globose; placentas 5 or 6, each with 2 ovules; styles 5 or 6, free; stigmas 2-lobed. Fruit globose, 1.5-2.5 cm in diam., not longitudinally angled, with persistent styles. Seeds 4-6. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Oct. 2n = 22.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 200-1700 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan [India, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam; Africa].

See taxonomic note under Flacourtia indica.


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