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4. Decaspermum austrohainanicum Hung T. Chang & R. H. Miao, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 4: 24. 1982.

琼南子楝树 qiong nan zi lian shu

Shrubs. Branchlets grayish brown pubescent. Petiole 4-7 mm; leaf blade obovate, 3-5 × 1.7-2.6 cm, stiffly papery to leathery, abaxially brown when dry, adaxially reddish brown and glossy when dry, abaxially glabrous, adaxially densely impressed punctate, secondary veins 5-7 on each side of midvein, base cuneate, margin revolute, apex abruptly acute with an obtuse acumen. Inflorescences axillary, dichasia, racemes, or thyrses but sometimes solitary; bracts oblong to lanceolate, 2-4 mm, pubescent. Flowers 5-merous, only staminate seen; bracteoles scalelike. Hypanthium sparsely pubescent. Calyx lobes 5, broadly ovate, less than 1 mm, grayish pubescent. Petals 5, ovate, ca. 2 mm, outside sparsely pubescent. Stamens as long as petals, glabrous. Ovary rudimentary. Fruit not seen.

● S Hainan (Yaxian: Yanglin Shan).

This species is known only from type gathering.


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