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10. Phyllanthodendron dunnianum H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 9: 324. 1911.

枝翅珠子木 zhi chi zhu zi mu

Phyllanthodendron cavaleriei H. Léveillé; P. dunnianum var. hypoglaucum H. Léveillé; Phyllanthus dunnianus (H. Léveillé) Handel-Mazzetti.

Shrubs or treelets 2-6 m tall, monoecious, glabrous throughout; stem terete; branches ± 2-winged. Stipules ovate-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm; petiole ca. 2 mm; leaf blade elliptic, ovate, oblong, or ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-10 × 1.5-4 cm, leathery or thickly papery, base rounded, apex acute or shortly acuminate; lateral veins in 6-8 pairs, anastomosing before margins. Inflorescences 1- or 2-flowered. Male flowers: pedicel 3-4 mm; sepals 5, ovate-elliptic, ca. 5 mm, with reticular lines, apex aristate-apiculate; disk segments 5, linear; stamens 3; filaments connate into a terete column; anthers oblong, connectives subulate at apex. Female flowers: pedicel ca. 5 mm; sepals 6, shaped as in male; disk segments 6; ovary ovoid, 3-locular; styles 3. Fruiting pedicels 5-6 mm; capsules globose, 1-1.5 cm in diam. Fl. May-Jul, fr. Jul-Oct.

● Montane broad-leaved forests or limestone scrub; 500-1000 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan.


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