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50. Ficus chapaensis Gagnepain, Notul. Syst. (Paris). 4: 88. 1927.

沙坝榕 sha ba rong

Trees or shrubs, 2-10 m tall. Branchlets brown pubescent. Stipules red, ovate-lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm, membranous, sparsely pubescent. Petiole 1-3 cm, densely covered with brown short coarse hairs; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to elliptic, 5-13 × 2-6 cm, papery, abaxially densely covered with gray to brown short hairs but more so on veins, adaxially dark green and densely bent strigose but glabrescent, base obtuse to broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse; basal lateral veins 2-4, extending to 1/3-1/2 of leaf blade length, secondary veins 3-5 on each side of midvein. Figs axillary on normal leafy shoots, paired, pale reddish brown when mature, globose, ca. 1 cm in diam., sparsely covered with short hairs, apical pore slightly navel-like, subsessile; involucral bracts broadly ovate, apically toothed. Male flowers: near apical pore, pedicellate; calyx lobes 4-6, red, oblong-lanceolate, ca. 1.5 mm; stamens 2 or 3; anthers ellipsoid, as long as filaments. Gall flowers: pedicel ca. 4 mm; calyx lobes 4; ovary ± globose; style lateral, short. Female flowers: calyx lobes 5 or 6, ovate, ca. 2 mm; ovary ± globose, ca. 1.5 mm in diam.; style lateral; stigma linear, apex funnelform. Fl. and fr. autumn.

Forests, along trails; 1700-2100 m. Sichuan (Miyi), Yunnan [N Vietnam].


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