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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 11 | Celastraceae | Gymnosporia

1. Gymnosporia diversifolia Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 27: 459. 1881.

变叶裸实 bian ye luo shi

Celastrus diversifolius (Maximowicz) Hemsley; Maytenus diversifolia (Maximowicz) Ding Hou; M. garanbiensis C. E. Chang.

Shrubs or small trees, 1-3 m tall. Twigs spiny, pallid brown, densely covered with rust-colored punctiform short bristles, glabrescent with age. Petiole 1-3 mm; leaf blade obovate, broadly obovate, or obovate-lanceolate, 1-4.5 × 1-1.8 cm, papery, or leathery with age, base cuneate, margin crenate, apex rounded or emarginate. Cymes axillary, dichotomous; peduncle 0.4-1 cm; bracts and bracteoles shorter than ca. 1 mm. Flowers white or light yellow, 3-5 mm in diam.; sepals triangular-ovate. Ovary confluent with disk; styles absent. Capsule subobovoid, red or purple, 5-7 mm at greatest width, 4-loculed, 2-valved. Seeds ellipsoid, 3-4 mm in diam., black-brown, basally covered by aril. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Aug-Dec.

Sparse forests, mountain slopes, seashores, roadsides; below 100 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan [Japan (including Ryukyu Islands), Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].


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