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15. Microtropis gracilipes Merrill & F. P. Metcalf, Lingnan Sci. J. 16: 88. 1937.

密花假卫矛 mi hua jia wei mao

Microtropis confertiflora Merrill & F. L. Freeman; M. gracilipes var. parvifolia Merrill & F. P. Metcalf.

Shrubs, 2-5 m tall; branchlets slightly angulate. Petiole 3-9 mm, sparsely pubescent; leaf blade broadly oblanceolate, rarely oblong or obovate, 5-11 × 1.5-3.5 cm, leathery, glabrous, sometimes abaxially sparsely pubescent on veins, base cuneate, margin brownish white when dry, slightly revolute, apex acuminate or caudate; midvein prominent on both surfaces, secondary veins 7-11 pairs, straight, or apically slightly curved and closed. Cymes glomerate, dense, axillary or on branched axis; peduncle 1-2.5 cm, sparsely pubescent, unbranched or secondary peduncle 1-3 mm. Flowers 5-merous, sessile, clustered capitulum-like; sepals nephroid; petals slightly fleshy, broadly rectangular-elliptic, ca. 4 mm. Disk annular. Stamens ca. 1.5 mm; filament present. Ovary globose or ovate; style long, thick; stigma shallowly 4-lobed or slightly concave. Capsule broadly elliptic, 1-1.8 cm; persistent sepals slightly enlarged, sometimes slightly glaucous. Seed elliptic, dark red. Fl. Apr.

● Valley forests, slopes near streams, swamps; 700-1500 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan.


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