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6. Bridelia glauca Blume, Bijdr. 597. 1826.

膜叶土蜜树 mo ye tu mi shu

Bridelia pubescens Kurz.

Trees up to 15 m tall, glabrous except for rufous pubescent branchlets, stipules, abaxial leaf surface, pedicels, and sepals. Stipules linear-lanceolate to triangular, 4-6(-10) mm; petiole 4-10 mm; leaf blade elliptic-ovate, oblong, or obovate, 5-15 × 2.5-7.5 cm, membranous or thickly papery, base acute, obtuse, or often truncate, apex acute to acuminate; lateral veins 7-12(-18) pairs. Flowers monoecious, many-flowered fascicles with up to 50 flowers, axillary; bracts very small; pedicel distinct 1.5-5 mm. Male flowers white, 3.5-5 mm in diam., sepals lanceolate to triangular, up to 2 mm; petals obovate, lanceolate, or spatulate, ca. 0.8 mm, margin 3-5-toothed; disk pulvinate or saucer-shaped, to 2 mm in diam.; staminal column ca. 1 mm; filaments free for ca. 1 mm; anthers ovoid, 0.5-0.6 × 0.3-0.4 mm; rudimentary ovary conical. Female flowers: sepals triangular, up to 2.3 mm; petals obovate, shorter than sepals; disk urceolate enclosing ovary for ca. 0.5 mm, apex laciniate; ovary globose to ovoid; styles 2, ca. 1.2 mm, connate at base, bifid. Drupes ellipsoidal, 6-11 mm, base with persistent sepals, apex with mucro, 1-celled, stalk usually slender. Seeds ellipsoid with shallow lateral groove, 4-7 × 3-4.5 mm, light brown, rugulate. Fl. Mar-Sep, fr. Sep-Dec.

Sparsely forested slopes; 500-1600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan, Yunnan [India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand].


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