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4. Antidesma fordii Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 430. 1894.

黄毛五月茶 huang mao wu yue cha

Antidesma yunnanense Pax & K. Hoffmann.

Treelets up to 7 m tall; young twigs, petioles, and inflorescence axes densely yellow tomentose. Stipules ovate to lanceolate, 5-10(-18) × 2-5(-7) mm, yellow villous, usually persistent; petiole 10-30 mm; leaf blade oblong, sometimes elliptic, slightly ovate or obovate, 7-20(-25) × 3-10.5 cm, papery, adaxially sparsely yellow villous except for densely pubescent midvein to completely glabrous, abaxially more densely villous especially along veins, dull, drying olive green, base rounded to obtuse, sometimes truncate, apex acuminate to caudate; domatia sometimes present; midvein impressed adaxially, lateral veins (7-)9-11 pairs, tertiary veins mainly percurrent. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, 2-5(-15)-branched, rarely unbranched, males 10-15 cm, females and fruiting 5-15 cm. Male flowers: pedicels 0.5-1.5 mm; sepals (3 or)4-6, free, 0.7-0.8 mm, narrowly triangular to slightly ovate, pubescent on both sides, apex acute; disk annular and 4-lobed, lobes extending between filaments inward to pistillode, glabrous; stamens 4 or 5, 2-2.5 mm; rudimentary ovary terete, apically sometimes divided. Female flowers: pedicels ca. 0.5 mm (to 2 mm in fruit); sepals as in male; disk glabrous or pubescent; ovary pubescent; stigmas 3-5, variously divided, thicker relative to ovary than in other species. Drupes ellipsoid, laterally compressed, 5.5-7 × 3-4 mm, sparsely villous; style terminal. Fl. Mar-Jul, fr. Jul-Jan.

Dense forests; 200-2300 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan [Laos, Vietnam].


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