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10a. Artocarpus nitidus subsp. lingnanensis (Merrill) F. M. Jarrett, J. Arnold Arbor. 41: 124. 1960.

桂木 gui mu

Artocarpus lingnanensis Merrill, Lingnan Sci. J. 7: 302. 1929; A. parvus Gagnepain.

Trees to 17 m tall. Petiole 0.5-1.5 cm; leaf blade oblong-elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 7-15 × 3-7 cm, thinly leathery, base cuneate to ± rounded, margin entire or irregularly shallowly toothed, apex mucronate to caudate; secondary veins 6-10 on each side of midvein, adaxially prominent. Male inflorescences capitate, obovoid, or oblong, 2.5-12 × 2.7-7 mm. Peduncle of female inflorescences 1.5-5 mm. Male flowers: calyx lobes 2-4, basally connate for 0.5-0.7 mm. Fruiting syncarp red when mature, brown when dry, ± globose, with coarse pubescence.

* Mixed forests. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, S Hunan, S Yunnan [cultivated in Cambodia, Thailand, and N Vietnam].

The fruit are edible and also used medicinally.


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