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18. Microtropis fokienensis Dunn, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 38: 375. 1908.

福建假卫矛 fu jian jia wei mao

Cassine illiciifolia Hayata; C. matsudae Hayata; Microtropis illiciifolia (Hayata) Koidzumi; M. matsudae (Hayata) Koidzumi; Otherodendron matsudae (Hayata) Hayata ex Loesener.

Small trees or shrubs, 1.5-4 m tall; branchlets slightly tetragonal. Petiole 2-8 mm; leaf blade narrowly obovate, broadly oblanceolate, obovate-elliptic, or rhombic-elliptic, 4-9 × 1.5-3.5 cm, thickly papery or leathery, base decurrent or narrowly cuneate, apex narrowly acute or acuminate; secondary veins 4-6 pairs. Cymes glomerate, short and small, axillary or on branched axis, rarely terminal, 3-9-flowered; peduncle short, 1.5-5 mm. Flowers very shortly pedicellate or sessile, 4-merous or 5-merous; sepals semiorbicular, imbricate; petals elliptic to broadly elliptic, ca. 2 mm. Disk annular, flat and broadly semiorbicular. Stamens shorter than petals. Ovary ovate-globose; style obviously present; stigma shallowly 4-lobed. Capsule elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 1-1.4 × 0.5-0.7 cm.

● Slopes or forests in valleys; 800-2000 m. Anhui, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Zhejiang.


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