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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 12 | Theaceae | Schima

5. Schima multibracteata Hung T. Chang, Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni. 22(3): 59. 1983.

多苞木荷 duo bao mu he

Trees. Young branches grayish white; current year branchlets stout, glabrous. Petiole 1.5-2 cm, glabrous; leaf blade obovate, 11-16 × 4.5-7 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially glaucescent, adaxially pale green and shiny when dry, both surfaces glabrous, secondary veins 12-16 on each side of midvein and visible on both surfaces, base cuneate and decurrent, margin entire, apex bluntly acute. Flowers axillary, 4-7 in a cluster. Pedicel ca. 1.5 cm, glabrous; bracteoles 4 or 5, 2 at 4-6 mm from sepals, 2 or 3 near sepals, lanceolate, 1.2-1.6 cm, outside puberulent. Sepals 5, imbricate, suborbicular, ca. 6 mm, outside silvery sericeous. Petals 5, white, broadly ovate, basally slightly connate. Stamens numerous, ca. 1/2 as long as petals; filaments distinct, basally adnate with petals. Ovary tomentose, 5-loculed. Capsule and seeds not seen. Fl. Aug-Sep.

● Forests; ca. 1400 m. E and S Guangxi.

This species is closely related to Schima argentea.


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