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13a. Mallotus repandus var. repandus

石岩枫(原变种) shi yan feng (yuan bian zhong)

Croton repandus Willdenow, Neue Schriften Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 4: 206. 1803.

Climbing shrubs, often 5-10 m tall. Branchlets dull yellowish-brownish tomentulose. Leaf blade triangular-ovate to ovate, 3.5-10 × 2.5-7 cm, papery, abaxially pubescent and scattered yellowish glandular-scaly, base broadly cuneate, sometimes slightly peltate, apex acute or acuminate. Inflorescences unbranched or loosely branched, 5-15 cm, dull yellowish-brownish tomentulose. Male flowers: calyx lobes 3 or 4, oblong, ca. 3 mm, almost free; stamens 40-75. Female flowers: ovary 2-locular, yellowish-brownish tomentulose; style ca. 3 mm, almost free, plumose. Capsule 2-locular, yellowish-brownish tomentulose, scattered glandular-scaly; pedicel 8-12 mm. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Jun-Sep.

Scattered in thickets or forest fringes; below 100-500 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan [Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; N Australia, Pacific islands (New Caledonia)].


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