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9. Glochidion triandrum (Blanco) C. B. Robinson, Philipp. J. Sci. C 4: 92. 1909.

里白算盘子 li bai suan pan zi

Shrubs or treelets, 3-7 m tall, monoecious; branchlets angular, fulvous pubescent. Stipules ovate-triangular, 1-1.5 mm, fulvous pubescent; petiole 2-4 mm, sparsely pubescent; leaf blade oblong-elliptic or lanceolate, 4-13 × 2-4.5 cm, papery, membranous, or thickly papery, adaxially green, only midvein sparsely pubescent when young, glabrous at maturity, abaxially glaucous and white pubescent or densely so, base broadly cuneate or obtuse, slightly inequilateral, apex acuminate, acute, or obtuse; midvein and 5-7-paired lateral veins slightly elevated adaxially, prominently elevated abaxially. Flowers in axillary clusters, 5 or 6 per cluster, male inserted at lower part of branchlets, female at upper part of branchlets. Male flowers: pedicels 6-7 mm, slender, with ovate-triangular ca. 1 mm bracteoles at base; sepals 6, biseriate, obovate, ca. 2 mm, pubescent; stamens 3, connate. Female flowers subsessile; sepals as in male, ca. 1.5 mm, concave inside; ovary ovoid, pubescent, 4- or 5-locular; style column cylindric, dilated at apex. Capsules depressed globose, ca. 4 × 5-10 mm, sparsely pubescent, usually styles persistent, 8-10-grooved; fruiting pedicels 5-6 mm. Seeds triangular, ca. 3 mm, brown-red, lucid. Fl. Mar-Jul or Aug, fr. Jul-Dec.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests, open forests, valleys, stream banks; 500-2600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Sichuan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Cambodia, India, Japan, Nepal, Philippines, N Thailand].

1 Leaf blade papery or membranous, pubescent abaxially; capsules 5-7 mm in diam., fruiting pedicels 6-7 mm.   9a var. triandrum
+ Leaf blade thickly papery, densely pubescent abaxially; capsules ca. 10 mm in diam., fruiting pedicels robust, very short.   9b var. siamense

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