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4. Drypetes obtusa Merrill & Chun, Sunyatsenia. 5: 96. 1940.

钝叶核果木 dun ye he guo mu

Treelets, ca. 7 m tall; branches gray-white, rugged when dry; branchlets terete or sometimes slightly flattened, shallowly striate, glabrous or slightly pubescent when young. Petiole 6-8 mm; leaf blade oblong, 4-8 × 1.5-3.5 cm, papery or subleathery, abaxially greenish, adaxially green, base cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse, sometimes retuse; lateral veins 8-10 pairs, obscure. Flowers not seen. Drupes solitary, subellipsoid, ca. 1.5 × 1 cm, usually rugose, angular, pubescent, 1-celled, 1-seeded; epicarp leathery; mesocarp woody, ca. 1 mm thick; endocarp hard-crustaceous; fruiting style very short; stigma 2-lobed, flexed- flabellate. Fr. Jun-Aug.

Evergreen forests; 200-600 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan [Vietnam].


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