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9. Sauropus pierrei (Beille) Croizat, J. Arnold Arbor. 21: 494. 1940.

盈江守宫木 ying jiang shou gong mu

Breyniopsis pierrei Beille, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 72: 158. 1925.

Erect shrubs 1-4 m tall, monoecious, glabrous throughout; stem brownish, rugose; branches angular when young, later terete. Stipules ovate-lanceolate, ca. 2 mm; petiole 3-4 mm; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, 7.5-10.5 × 2.5-3.5 cm, papery or thickly papery, abaxially gray-green, adaxially dark green, base attenuate to obtuse; venation pinnate, midrib elevated abaxially, lateral veins 5-8 pairs, slightly elevated on both surfaces. Inflorescence subtended by leaves. Male flowers in clusters; pedicels slender, 3-4 mm, with many overlapping membranous bracteoles below middle; sepals broadly ovate or obliquely ovate, ca. 1.5 × 2 mm; stamen filaments connate to below middle; anthers ovoid. Female flowers 1 or 2; pedicels ca. 5 mm; sepals ovate, ca. 2 mm; ovary ovoid, ca. 1.5 mm. Capsules globose, 1-1.5 cm in diam.; sepals and styles usually persistent. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Sep-Nov.

Open forests; 200-300 m. Yunnan (Yingjiang) [Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (Borneo), Vietnam].


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