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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 7 | Illiciaceae | Illicium

5. Illicium tsaii A. C. Smith, Sargentia. 7: 27. 1947.

文山八角 wen shan ba jiao

Shrubs or trees, to 10 m tall. Perules small, inconspicuous. Leaves in clusters at distal nodes; petiole 1-1.3 cm; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, 5-9 × 1.5-3 cm, subleathery, midvein adaxially inconspicuously impressed, secondary veins 6-8 on each side of midvein and inconspicuous, base narrowly cuneate, apex acuminate and mucronate. Flowers subterminal. Flower peduncle 2.5-4 mm. Tepals 16-19, white, oblong (outer), narrowly oblong-elliptic (largest), to lanceolate-tonguelike (inner), 6-7 × 2.5-4.5 mm (outer), 8-12 × 2.5-4.5 mm (largest), 7-12 × 1.5-3 mm (inner), papery (outer) to membranous (middle). Stamens 12 or 13, 2.8-4 mm; filaments 1.3-2.7 mm; connectives obtuse to cuspidate; anthers 1.2-1.5 mm; pollen grains tricolpate. Carpels ca. 8, 3-4.5 mm; ovary 1.2-1.8 mm; style 1.8-2.8 mm. Fruit peduncle 8-9 mm. Fruit with 6-8 follicles; follicles 15-17 × 3-4 × ca. 3 mm. Seeds ca. 7 × 4 × 2 mm. Fl. Feb, fr. Sep.

● Forests; 1800-2000 m. SE Yunnan.


 

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