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5. Daphniphyllum oldhamii (Hemsley) K. Rosenthal in Engler, Pflanzenr. 68(IV. 147a): 8. 1919.

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Daphniphyllum glaucescens Blume var. oldhamii Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 429. 1894; D. formosanum K. Rosenthal; D. kengii Hurusawa; D. longistylum S. S. Chien; D. marchandii (H. Léveillé) Croizat & F. P. Metcalf; D. oblongum S. S. Chien; D. oldhamii var. oblongolanceolatum J. X. Wang; D. pentandrum Hayata; D. roxburghii Baillon; D. salicifolium S. S. Chien.

Trees or shrubs, 4-15 m tall; branchlets slender, dark brown. Petiole 2-3.5 cm, slender; leaf blade lanceolate, obovate-lanceolate, oblong, or oblong-lanceolate, 9-14 × 2.5-4 cm, chartaceous, abaxially shining, glaucous, and small papillate, adaxially dark green in dried state, base cuneate or obtuse, margins revolute, apex acute, acuminate, or shortly caudate; lateral veins 8-15 pairs, slender, prominent on both surfaces, reticulate veins prominent adaxially. Male flowers: inflorescence 2-4 cm; pedicel slender, ca. 5 mm; calyx small, irregularly 4-6-parted, lobes triangular-ovate, 0.5-1 mm; stamens 7-10; filaments ca. 0.5 mm; anthers ovate, ca. 2 mm. Female flowers: inflorescence 4-6 cm; pedicel slender, 4-7 mm; calyx lobes lanceolate; ovary long ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, glaucous; style branches recurved or circinate. Drupe ellipsoidal or obovate-globose, ca. 8 × 6 mm, dark brown, tuberculate; calyx absent or rarely persistent; style branches persistent. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Aug-Nov.

Forests; 100-1400 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Taiwan, Zhejiang [Japan, Korea].

The timber is used for building and furniture as well as stationery.


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