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1. Harpullia cupanioides Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 2: 442. 1824.

假山萝 jia shan luo

Trees, to 20 m tall. Bark black or dark gray; branches strong, stout, only young parts golden tomentose. Leaves with petiole 15-50 cm, axis grooved, subglabrous; leaflets 3-6-jugate, sometimes 7-jugate; petiolules 5-8 mm; blades adaxially shiny, obliquely lanceolate, asymmetrical, 6-12 × 2-4 cm, thinly leathery, glabrous; lateral veins ca. 10 pairs, slender, base cuneate, apex acuminate or shortly acuminate. Inflorescences sparse, axillary or terminal, shorter than leaves, slender; bracts lanceolate, deciduous. Flowers fragrant. Pedicels 6-8 mm. Se-
pals broadly ovate, ca. 5 mm or slightly longer, tomentose, persistent. Petals 8-10 mm, slightly fleshy, cuneate. Disk tomentose. Stamens 5, slightly shorter than petals. Ovary ovoid, tomentose. Capsules brown, subglobose or transversely ellipsoid, compressed, ca. 2 × 2-3 cm, glabrous when mature. Seeds black-brown, ovoid or ellipsoid, 1.3-1.5 cm, arillode covering all of seed. Fl. spring-summer, fr. late autumn.

Rain forests to open disturbed areas including roadsides; below 700 m. Guangdong, Hainan, S Yunnan [Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; N Australia].


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