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1. Lasiococca comberi Haines var. pseudoverticillata (Merrill) H. S. Kiu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 20: 108. 1982.

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Mallotus pseudoverticillatus Merrill, Lingnan Sci. J. 14: 23. 1935; Homonoia pseudoverticillata (Merrill) Merrill.

Trees or shrubs, 3-10 m tall. Branchlets gray-yellowish pubescent when younger; branches grayish, glabrous. Leaves alternate, opposite or subwhorled; stipules ovate, ca. 1.5 mm; petiole 2-8 mm; leaf blade oblong-oblanceolate or elliptic, 5-17 × 2-5 cm, leathery, glabrous, base narrowly cordate, apex acuminate. Male inflorescences 2-4.5 cm, pubescent; bracts ovate, ca. 1.5 mm. Male flowers: pedicel ca. 0.5 mm; sepals 3, ovate, 3-4 mm, glabrous; stamens many; filaments united into ca. 10 phalanges. Female flowers solitary, axillary; sepals unequal, oblong-ovate or narrowly ovate, 3-4 × 1.5-2 mm, acute or acuminate, recurved; ovary densely setose-muricate; styles 3, 2.5-3 mm, base connate, ca. 1 mm. Capsule subglobose, ca. 1.2 cm in diam., muricate. Seeds globose, ca. 6 mm, brownish, smooth. Fl. Mar-Jun, fr. Jun-Jul.

Forested slopes or valleys, rocky limestone hills; 300-1000 m. Hainan, S Yunnan [N Vietnam].

Lasiococca comberi var. comberi is distributed in India and Thailand.


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