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6. Glochidion arborescens Blume, Bijdr. 584. 1826.

白毛算盘子 bai mao suan pan zi

Glochidion sclerophyllum J. D. Hooker; G. silheticum (Müller Argoviensis) Croizat; Phyllanthus arborescens (Blume) Müller Argoviensis; P. silheticus Müller Argoviensis.

Trees ca. 8 m tall; branches, leaves abaxially, and flowers ferruginous tomentulose or pubescent. Stipules oblong; petiole 3-5 mm, robust; leaf blade obliquely ovate or oblong, 5-15 × 3-7.5 cm, leathery, adaxially green, greenish when dry, pubescent or only midvein pubescent, abaxially greenish, reddish brown when dry, base rounded to shallowly cordate, obliquely inequilateral, apex acute or shortly acuminate; midvein and 7-12-paired lateral veins robust. Flowers in pedunculate supra-axillary cymes. Male flowers golden, ca. 3 mm in diam.; pedicels 4-7 mm; sepals 6, oblong, ca. 1 mm; stamens 6, connate into a subcylindric column. Female flowers: pedicels and sepals as in male; ovary ovoid-globose, pubescent; style column shortly conical, ca. 0.5 mm; stigma 3-5-lobed, lobes conical or subulate, erect. Capsules depressed globose, 5-6 × 8-8.5 mm, minutely 8-grooved; fruiting pedicels 6-8.5 mm. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jun-Oct.

Evergreen forests; 800-2200 m. Yunnan [India (Assam), Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand].


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