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2. Orophea polycarpa A. Candolle, Mém. Soc. Phys. Genève. 5: 215. 1832.

广西澄广花 guang xi cheng guang hua

Orophea anceps Pierre; O. gracilis King; O. polycarpa var. anceps (Pierre) Jovet-Ast ["Ast"]; O. polycarpa var. undulata (Pierre) Jovet-Ast ["Ast"]; O. polycephala Pierre; O. undulata Pierre.

Trees to 10 m tall. Branchlets grayish brown, pubescent when young, glabrescent. Petiole 1.5-3 mm, glabrous or glabrescent; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 4-10 × 1.5-4.5 cm, thickly papery, glabrous or abaxially glabrescent, secondary veins 8-10 on each side of midvein, base obliquely rounded, apex shortly acuminate to obtuse. Inflorescences axillary, 1-flowered. Flowers small. Pedicel filiform, 5-10 mm, bracteolate near base. Sepals triangular, ca. 2 × 1.5 mm, outside puberulent, inside glabrous. Petals reddish; outer petals elliptic to orbicular, 4-5 × 3-4 mm, outside puberulent, inside glabrous; inner petals rhombic, 8-9 × ca. 5 mm, glabrous, base long clawed, margin apically ciliate and revolute toward apex. Stamens 6; connectives apically conic. Carpels 12, glabrous; ovules 2 per carpel. Monocarp stipes 5-7 mm; monocarps globose, 0.5-1.9 cm in diam. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Aug-Nov.

Open forests; ca. 600 m. Guangxi, Hainan, SE Yunnan [Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam].


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