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7. Firmiana kwangsiensis H. H. Hsue, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 15(1): 81. 1977.

广西火桐 guang xi huo tong

Erythropsis kwangsiensis (H. H. Hsue) H. H. Hsue.

Deciduous trees, up to 10 m tall; bark gray, not flaking. Branchlets gray-brown, nearly glabrous; young buds densely yellow-brown stellate puberulent. Petiole to 20 cm, minutely yellowish brown stellate hairy; leaf blade broadly ovate or nearly round, 10-17 × 9-17 cm, entire or apically 3-lobed, papery, both surfaces sparsely puberulent, densely hairy in axils of veins, basal veins 5-7, veinlets prominent on both sides, nearly parallel, base truncate or nearly cordate, lobes acuminate or acute, 2-3 cm. Inflorescence cymose-racemose, 5-7 cm. Pedicels 4-8 mm, golden to red-brown stellate hairy. Calyx cylindric, ca. 32 × 11 mm, apically 5-lobed, abaxially golden to red-brown stellate hairy, adaxially bright red stellate pilose, lobes triangular-ovate, ca. 4 mm. Male flowers: androgynophore ca. 28 mm. Anthers 15, in capitate cluster. Fruit unknown. Fl. Jun.

● Scrub-covered slopes; 900-1000 m. Guangxi (Jinxi).


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