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2. Garuga floribunda Decaisne var. gamblei (King ex Smith) Kalkman, Blumea. 7: 466. 1953.

多花白头树 duo hua bai tou shu

Garuga gamblei King ex Smith, Rec. Bot. Surv. India 4: 262. 1911.

Trees, 8-26 m tall. Branchlets glabrous except young parts, conspicuously lenticellate. Leaflets 9-19, without stipels, rachis and midrib sparsely pubescent; blades elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, membranous or papery, base rounded, oblique, margin serrate, lowest pair stipulelike, 5-8 mm, middle pair 9-11 × 3-5 cm, terminal leaflet with petiolule 6-25 mm. Panicles lateral or axillary, 25-35 cm, fascicled toward ends of branches, pubescent or glabrescent. Flowers yellow, 4-6 mm; receptacle cupular, abaxially pubescent. Sepals deltoid, abaxially pubescent. Petals oblong-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm, both surfaces villous. Stamens pubescent at base; disk lobes deltoid or quadrangular. Ovary globose, with short stipe, tomentose; style tomentose or pubescent; stigma shallowly 5-lobed. Fruit nearly globose, 5-9 × 5-12 mm, base without persistent calyx. Fl. May, fr. Aug-Nov.

Thick forests; 200-900 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, S Yunnan [Bangladesh, Bhutan, India].

Garuga floribunda var. floribunda is distributed in tropical SE Asia to NE Oceania and the Pacific islands; it is not known to occur in China.


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