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

6. Ternstroemia biangulipes Hung T. Chang, Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni. 22(3): 65. 1983.

角柄厚皮香 jiao bing hou pi xiang

Ternstroemia longipedicellata L. K. Ling.

Shrubs or trees, 4-15 m tall. Young branches reddish brown, glabrous, white lenticellate. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong to oblong-elliptic, (7-)8.5-16 × (2-)3.5-6.2 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green but reddish brown when dry, adaxially dark green but brown and shiny when dry, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 7-10 on each side of midvein and visible or obscure on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin entire and slightly revolute, apex acuminate to shortly acuminate and with an acute tip. Flowers axillary, solitary or several clustered on leafless branchlets, ca. 2 cm in diam. Pedicel 1.5-3 cm, compressed, longitudinally 2-ribbed. Male flowers similar to bisexual flowers but ovary reduced to a pistillode. Bisexual flowers: bracteoles 2, caducous before anthesis, lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm, apex acuminate; sepals elliptic to broadly elliptic, 5-6.5 × 4-5.5 mm, glabrous, margin glandular dentate, apex obtuse or rounded; petals white or pale pink, broadly obovate, 10-11 × ca. 9 mm, basally slightly connate, apex emarginate; stamens ca. 5.5 mm; anthers oblong, ca. 3 mm; ovary globose, 4- or 5-loculed; style 1.5-2 mm, apically 4- or 5-parted; stigma capitate. Fruit globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., 4-loculed with 2 seeds per locule. Seeds ellipsoid, slightly compressed, ca. 8 × 4.5 mm. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Forests on mountain slopes; 1300-2600 m. Xizang (Mêdog), NW Yunnan.

This species is expected to be found in N Myanmar.


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