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14. Michelia iteophylla C. Y. Wu ex Y. W. Law & Y. F. Wu, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 10: 337. 1988.

鼠刺含笑 shu ci han xiao

Trees, to 8 m tall. Twigs brown to yellowish brown, glabrous, scattered with lenticels; buds cylindric, ca. 1.4 cm, brownish tomentulose. Stipules free from petiole. Petiole 0.8-1.2 cm, without a stipular scar; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 7-10 × 1.7-2.3 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, midvein adaxially slightly impressed, secondary veins 11-15 on each side of midvein, reticulate veins dense and prominent on both surfaces when dry, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Brachyblasts 6-7 mm, glabrous or strigose when young. Flowers fragrant. Tepals 9, white, narrowly obovate, ca. 2.8 × 0.8-1 cm, subequal. Stamens many, ca. 7 mm; filaments ca. 1 mm; connective exserted and forming a ca. 1 mm mucro; anthers ca. 5 mm. Gynophore ca. 6 mm, very finely strigose; gynoecium ovoid, ca. 6 mm, very finely strigose; carpels many, ca. 2 mm; ovaries ovoid, ca. 1.8 mm, very finely strigose; styles ca. 0.2 mm. Fruit dark brown, 5-7 cm, ovoid, whitish lenticellate, completely dehiscing into 2 valves when matured. Fl. Dec-Jan, fr. Oct.

● Forests; 1600-1700 m. SE Yunnan (Jinping).


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