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9. Cleyera longicarpa (Yamamoto) L. K. Ling, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 50(1): 66. 1998.

长果红淡比 chang guo hong dan bi

Sakakia longicarpa Yamamoto, J. Soc. Trop. Agric. 5: 350. 1933; Cleyera japonica Thunberg var. longicarpa (Yamamoto) L. K. Ling & C. F. Hsieh.

Shrubs or trees, to 20 m tall. Young branches yellowish brown to grayish brown; current year branchlets pale yellowish brown, slightly ribbed, glabrous; terminal buds pale yellowish brown, glabrous. Petiole 5-10 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong-elliptic to rarely oblong-oblanceolate, 6-9(-12) × 1.8-2.5(-3.4) cm, leathery, abaxially pale yellowish green, adaxially green and shiny, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially level or slightly raised, secondary veins 8-10 on each side of midvein and obscure on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin sparsely serrulate to rarely subentire, apex shortly acuminate and with an obtuse tip. Flowers axillary, usually 2 to several in a cluster, rarely solitary. Pedicel 6-10 mm, glabrous; bracteoles caducous. Sepals triangular to ovate-triangular, ca. 2.5 × 2.5 mm, outside glabrous, margin densely ciliolate. Petals (not open) oblong-obovate to obovate, 6-8 × 4-6 mm. Stamens ca. 21, ca. 5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 1.5 mm, with filiform trichomes. Ovary ovoid, 3-loculed with many ovules per locule; style ca. 3 mm, apex entire. Immature fruit ovoid-ellipsoid, ca. 6 × 4 mm, with 4-6 seeds per locule. Seeds brown, compressed reniform, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., shiny.

● Forests; 2000-2300 m. N Taiwan.


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