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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 11 | Euphorbiaceae | Baliospermum

4. Baliospermum yui Y. T. Chang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 11: 413. 1989.

心叶斑籽木 xin ye ban zi mu

Shrubs 1-2 m tall, dioecious; branches glabrous, densely longitudinally verruculose. Stipules narrowly oblong, ca. 4 mm, glabrous; petiole 3-12 cm, glabrous, apex 2-glandular; leaf blade ovate-cordate to broadly ovate, 15-25 × 10-16 cm, papery, both surfaces sparsely puberulent when young, denser along veins, glabrescent, base cordate, rarely broadly cuneate to rounded, margins sparsely glandular-serrulate, apex acuminate to caudate-acuminate; basal veins 3-5, lateral veins 9-12. Male inflorescences not seen. Female flowers: inflorescences axillary, paniculate, to 12 cm; peduncle 6-10 cm, branches short, dense; bracts and bracteoles narrowly lanceolate, 5-15 × 1-2 mm, glabrous; pedicels sparsely puberulent; sepals 5, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 4-6 × 1-2 mm, glabrous, not accrescent; ovary glabrous; styles 3, bifid. Capsule slightly depressed globose, ca. 8 × 11 mm, glabrous, longitudinally 3-grooved, verruculose. Seed ellipsoidal, ca. 5 mm, with stripes of brown spots. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Oct.

Dense forests; ca. 800 m. SW Yunnan [Myanmar].


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