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12. Drypetes salicifolia Gagnepain, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 71: 261. 1924.

柳叶核果木 liu ye he guo mu

Trees up to 10 m tall, glabrous except pubescent sepals, ovary, fruits, and fruiting pedicels; branchlets angular. Stipules oblong, ca. 1 mm; petiole 5-8 mm; leaf blade linear-oblong, 8-16 × 1.5-3 cm, papery, usually with dark spots abaxially, base cuneate, margin entire, apex acuminate; midvein and lateral veins elevated on both surfaces, lateral veins 8-14 pairs, obliquely ascendant, anastomosing before margin, reticulate veins slightly prominent. Male flowers 1-3 together; pedicels short; sepals 4, obovate, inner narrower than outer; stamens ca. 12; filaments free; anthers oblong; rudimentary ovary cup-shaped, apex 4-fid. Female flowers solitary; pedicels very short; sepals 4, outer oblong, ca. 5 mm, inner elliptic; disk annular, obtusely 4- or 5-lobed; ovary ovoid, 2-celled; styles 2, apex peltate or plano-concave. Fruiting pedicels 2-4 mm; drupe globose, to 2 cm in diam., fulvous, usually 1-celled, 1-seeded. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Aug-Oct.

Evergreen forests; 400-600 m. S Yunnan [Laos, Vietnam].


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