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13. Sauropus delavayi Croizat, J. Arnold Arbor. 21: 496. 1940.

石山守宫木 shi shan shou gong mu

Erect shrubs to 1 m tall, more branched, monoecious, glabrous except for glandular-pubescent branchlets; stem gray; branches 4-angled, red-brown. Stipules linear, 0.5-1 mm; petiole 0.5-1 mm; leaf blade orbicular, 0.2-0.8 × 0.2-0.8 cm, papery, base rounded or shallowly cordate, apex rounded, truncate, or retuse, sometimes mucronate; venation pinnate, midrib and lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, elevated on both surfaces, reticulate veins prominent. Inflorescence axillary, usually 1-flowered. Male flowers: pedicels ca. 3 mm; calyx discoid, ca. 2 mm in diam., red; sepals ovate, ca. 1 mm; disk segments 6; stamen filaments connate. Female flowers: pedicels ca. 2 mm; calyx ca. 2 × 3 mm in diam.; sepals obovate, ca. 1.5 mm; ovary ovoid, apex shallowly undulate. Persistent sepals ovate, ca. 3 mm; capsule globose, 0.5-0.8 cm in diam. Fl. May-Sep, fr. Aug-Dec.

● Scrub; 500-1800 m. Guangxi (Longgang), NW Yunnan (Binchuan, Heqing).


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