16. Manglietia crassipes Y. W. Law, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(4): 133. 1982.
粗梗木莲 cu geng mu lian
Magnolia crassipes (Y. W. Law) V. S. Kumar.
Trees or shrubs, to 4 m tall. Twigs, vegetative buds, and abaxial surfaces of leaf blade glaucous. Twigs thick and strong, 0.6-10 mm in diam. Stipular scar ca. 1/6 as long as petiole. Petiole thick and strong, 3-3.5 cm × 2-2.5 mm; leaf blade narrowly obovate to obovate-elliptic, 13-26 × 5-8 cm, leathery, abaxially glaucous, adaxially green, midvein adaxially slightly prominent to flat, secondary and reticulate veins prominent on both surfaces when dry, secondary veins 8-14 on each side of midvein, reticulate veins sparse, base broadly cuneate, apex shortly acute. Peduncle thick and strong, 3.5-4 cm; spathaceous bract 1, thin. Tepals 9, in 3 whorls, white; outer 3 tepals obovate-oblong, 3.5-4 × 2-2.5 cm, thin, 5-striated; tepals of inner 2 whorls thick, fleshy. Stamens numerous, 1-1.5 cm; connective exserted, triangular, 2-3 mm; anthers 8-9 mm. Gynoecium ovoid, ca. 1.5 × 1.8 cm. Fruiting peduncle thick and strong, 4.5-5.5 × ca. 1 cm. Fruit ovoid, 5-6 × 4-5 cm; mature carpels ellipsoid, 1.5-2 cm, dehiscing into 2 valves along both ventral and dorsal sutures, apex shortly beaked. Fl. May, fr. Sep. 2n = 38*.
● Forests; ca. 1300 m. Guangxi (Jinxiu).