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1. Phyllanthodendron yunnanense Croizat, J. Arnold Arbor. 23: 36. 1942.

云南珠子木 yun nan zhu zi mu

Phyllanthus yunnanensis (Croizat) Govaerts & Radcliffe-Smith.

Shrubs or treelets 2-7 m tall, monoecious; bark brown; branches terete, brown pubescent when young, glabrescent. Stipules ovate-lanceolate, puberulent outside; petiole 2-5 mm, puberulent when young, glabrous at maturity; leaf blade elliptic or oblong, 6-12 × 2.5-4 cm, thinly leathery, both surfaces glabrous or glabrescent, base obtuse to rounded, apex acuminate; midrib and lateral veins slightly elevated on both surfaces, lateral veins in 8-10 pairs, obliquely ascending, arcuately anastomosing before margins. Inflorescences 1-4-flowered; with several bracteoles at base. Male flowers: pedicel filamentous, 15-40 mm, glabrous; sepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, 3-5 × 1.5-1.8 mm, glabrous midrib elevated abaxially; disk segments 5, ca. 0.8 mm; stamens 3; filaments connate into a terete column; anthers oblong, connectives subulate. Female flowers as in male but larger; pedicel glabrous; sepals and disk segments 6, persistent in fruit; ovary globose, ca. 2.5 mm in diam., 3-locular, hispidulous; styles 3, spreading, entire. Fruiting pedicels 3-4 cm; capsules globose, hispidulous. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Jul-Oct.

● Open montane forests; 1600-2300 m. Guizhou, Yunnan.


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