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11. Illicium modestum A. C. Smith, Sargentia. 7: 51. 1947.

滇南八角 dian nan ba jiao

Shrubs or trees, to 3 m tall. Perules small, inconspicuous. Leaves in clusters of 2 or 3 at distal nodes; petiole 4-7 mm; leaf blade narrowly oblong-elliptic, 5-7.5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, leathery, midvein adaxially impressed, secondary veins 5-7 on each side of midvein and on both surfaces slightly prominent near margin, base narrowly cuneate, apex shortly acuminate. Flowers subterminal. Flower peduncle 0.9-1.7 cm. Tepals ca. 19, greenish yellow, elliptic to oblong-elliptic (largest), 8-9 × 5-6 mm (largest), papery. Stamens ca. 17, 2.7-3 mm; filaments 1.5-1.8 mm; connectives inconspicuously truncate; anthers 1.2-1.3 mm; pollen grains trisyncolpate. Carpels ca. 12, 2.8-3.2 mm; ovary 1.4-1.6 mm; style nearly as long as ovary. Fruit peduncle length unknown. Fruit with ca. 12 follicles; follicle size unknown. Seed size unknown. Fl. Jun.

● Forests, slopes; ca. 1900 m. S Yunnan.


 

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