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13. Schima parviflora W. C. Cheng & Hung T. Chang, Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni. 22(3): 61. 1983.

小花木荷 xiao hua mu he

Trees to 12 m tall. Current year branchlets slender, pubescent. Petiole 0.8-1.5 cm, slender, pubescent; leaf blade oblong to lanceolate, 7-10 × 2-3 cm, thinly leathery to submembranous, abaxially pale green and pubescent, adaxially dark green, glabrous, and becoming yellowish green when dry, secondary veins 7-9 on each side of midvein and visible on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate, margin crenulate, apex acuminate. Flowers 4-8 in a raceme, ca. 2 cm in diam. Pedicel 1-1.5 cm, slender, pubescent; bracteoles 2, caducous. Sepals broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm, outside pubescent. Petals white, obovate, 1-1.5 cm, outside puberulent. Stamens 5-7 mm, glabrous. Ovary tomentose; style ca. 3 mm. Capsule subglobose, 1-1.2 cm in diam. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Forests, thickets; 600-1800 m. N Guizhou, W Hubei, NW Hunan, E Sichuan.

Specimens from Xizang reported to be Schima parviflora (Fu et al., Higher Pl. China 4: 612. 2000) are in fact S. khasiana.


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