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3. Diplospora mollissima Hutchinson in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 401. 1916.

云南狗骨柴 yun nan gou gu chai

Tricalysia mollissima (Hutchinson) Hu.

Shrubs or trees, 2-8 m tall; branches compressed to terete or angled, densely tomentulose or hirtellous. Petiole 4-10 mm, densely tomentulose to glabrescent; leaf blade drying papery or thinly papery, elliptic-oblong, lanceolate, elliptic, or oblong-lanceolate, 5-24 × 2-7.5 cm, adaxially glabrous except midrib and sometimes principal veins tomentulose, abaxially tomentulose or hirtellous on principal veins and hirtellous to glabrous on lamina, base cuneate, obtuse, or rounded, sometimes slightly oblique, apex acute or acuminate with tip often ultimately obtuse; secondary veins 7-10 pairs, in abaxial axils with pilosulous domatia; stipules persistent on distalmost 1-3 nodes, triangular to ovate, 8-10 mm, densely tomentulose to glabrescent, acute or acuminate, keeled in upper part with keel extending into arista 3-6 mm. Inflorescences congested-cymose to glomerulate, 1-1.5 cm in diam., densely strigillose to tomentulose, subsessile; bracts triangular, 0.5-1 mm, often united in pairs; pedicels 0.1-0.5 mm. Calyx strigillose to tomentulose; ovary portion turbinate to obconic, ca. 0.5 mm; limb 1-1.3 mm, undulate to shallowly lobed; lobes broadly triangular. Corolla white, glabrous outside; tube 2-3 mm; lobes oblong-elliptic, 3-3.5 × 1.5-2 mm, obtuse. Fruiting pedicels to 8 mm. Fruit red, subglobose, 5-7 mm in diam., strigillose to glabrescent; seeds 3-4 mm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jun-Dec.

● Forests on mountains or at streamsides; 700-1900 m. Yunnan.


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