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2. Urophyllum parviflorum F. C. How ex H. S. Lo, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 18: 278. 1998.

小花尖叶木 xiao hua jian ye mu

Shrubs or small trees; branches laterally compressed, often longitudinally sulcate along interpetiolar sides, glabrous except sparsely hispidulous on nodes. Petiole 5-8 mm, hispidulous in lines; leaf blade drying papery, adaxially greenish gray, abaxially pale brown, elliptic-oblong, oblanceolate, or oblong-lanceolate, 13-16 × 3-5.5 cm, adaxially glabrous, abaxially hispidulous along principal veins and strigillose to glabrescent on higher order venation and blade, base acute to rounded, apex rounded then abruptly caudate, tips narrowly triangular to linear, 15-20 mm; secondary veins 7-10 pairs, tertiary veins generally parallel; stipules caducous or persisting on apical 1 or 2 nodes, narrowly lanceolate to narrowly ligulate, 7-13 mm, densely sericeous, acute to obtuse. Inflorescences corymbose to umbelliform, several flowered, strigillose to hispid; peduncle 3-5 mm; bracts lanceolate-linear, ca. 2 mm; pedicels 3-9 mm. Calyx strigillose; hypanthium portion in pistillate flowers cupulate, ca. 1.5 mm; limb ca. 1 mm, shallowly 4- or 5-lobed; lobes triangular. Corolla ca. 2 mm, lobed for ca. 1/2; lobes 4 or 5, triangular. Berries ellipsoid to subglobose, ca. 4 × 5.5 mm. Fl. May, fr. Aug.

● About 700 m. Yunnan (Jinping).


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