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8. Antidesma maclurei Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 23: 248. 1923.

多花五月茶 duo hua wu yue cha

Trees up to 10 m tall; young twigs pubescent, glabrescent. Stipules caducous; petiole (5-)8-15(-20) mm, pubescent to glabrous; leaf blade lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 7-10(-12) × (1.5-)2-4 cm, thinly papery, glabrous on both surfaces or only veins slightly pubescent abaxially, shiny and drying grayish or reddish on both sides, base rounded or obtuse, apex long acuminate to long acute, mucronate; domatia sometimes present; midvein slightly impressed to flat adaxially, lateral veins 4-7 pairs, tertiary veins mainly reticulate. Inflorescences axillary or terminal, 3-8 cm, 2-6-branched, axes reddish pubescent. Male flowers: sepals 4, triangular, apex acute or more rarely obtuse to rounded, 0.5-0.7 mm, sparsely pubescent outside, margins ciliate, pubescent at base inside, otherwise glabrous inside; stamens 4, filaments ca. 1.5 cm, inserted inside disk; disk annular. Female flowers: fruiting pedicels 0.5-1.5 mm; sepals as in male; disk glabrous; ovary glabrous; stigmas 3 or 4. Drupes ellipsoid, terete, 5-6 × 3-4 mm, glabrous; styles (sub)terminal. Fl. Mar-Jun, fr. May-Oct.

Dense evergreen forests; 300-800 m. Hainan [Vietnam].

The second author has not seen any male material of this species.


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