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21. Illicium pachyphyllum A. C. Smith, Sargentia. 7: 64. 1947.

短梗八角 duan geng ba jiao

Shrubs to 3 m tall. Perules oblong-lanceolate, ca. 5 mm. Leaves in clusters of 4-7 at distal nodes; petiole 3-12 mm; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 6-9 × 1.5-3.5 cm, leathery, midvein adaxially impressed, secondary veins 6-9 on each side of midvein and inconspicuous, base attenuate, apex acuminate to shortly caudate. Flowers axillary or subterminal. Flower peduncle 3-5 mm. Tepals 9-12, pink, purplish red, or white, obovate to oblong (largest), 6-8.5 × 5-7 mm (largest). Stamens 13-17, 2.2-2.6 mm; filaments 1.5-1.7 mm; connectives truncate; anthers 0.8-0.9 mm; pollen grains trisyncolpate. Carpels 8-10, 4-4.3 mm; ovary 1.5-1.7 mm; style 2.5-2.7 mm. Fruit peduncle ca. 1 cm. Fruit with 8-10 follicles; follicles 11-13 × 6-7 × 4-5 mm. Seed size unknown. Fl. Dec-Mar, fr. Sep-Oct.

● Ravines, near water, shady places. S Guangxi.


 

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