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25. Microtropis osmanthoides (Handel-Mazzetti) Handel-Mazzetti, Sinensia. 3: 189. 1933.

木樨假卫矛 mu xi jia wei mao

Chingithamnus osmanthoides Handel-Mazzetti, Sinensia 2: 128. 1932.

Shrubs, to 6 m tall; branchlets brown or gray-brown. Petiole thick, short, 2.5-5 mm; leaf blade ovate, broadly ovate, or ovate-lanceolate, 7-13 × 2.5-8 cm, leathery, abaxially gray-green, becoming gray-brown when dry, adaxially verrucose, becoming gray when dry, with small warts, base rounded or broadly cuneate, apex acute or narrowly acuminate; midvein obvious abaxially, yellowish white when dry, secondary veins 7-11 pairs, oblique, straight, obvious. Cymes glomerate, axillary, on branched axis or terminal, generally 5-flowered; peduncle absent, 2-bracteate, bracts triangular-ovate, ca. 1 mm. Flowers 5-merous, sessile; sepals fleshy, nephroid or cordate, 1.5-2 mm wide, margin with small teethlike cilia; petals rectangular, ca. 2.5 mm, margin sometimes erosely small toothed, base with linear, short claws. Disk thin, annular. Filament less than 0.5 mm; anther ovate, ca. 0.5 mm. Ovary triangular-subulate; stigma shallowly 2-lobed. Capsule elliptic, 1.5-2 cm. Seed elliptic-ovate, ca. 1.5 cm.

Thick forests, valleys. Guangxi, Guizhou [Vietnam].


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