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3. Urophyllum tsaianum F. C. How ex H. S. Lo, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 18: 279. 1998.

滇南尖叶木 dian nan jian ye mu

Shrubs or small trees, 2-6 m tall; branches subterete, hispidulous. Petiole 5-8 mm, hispidulous; leaf blade drying papery, pale brown or greenish gray, narrowly lanceolate, narrowly elliptic-oblong, elliptic-oblong, or lanceolate, slightly inequilateral, 6-13.5 × 2-4 cm, adaxially glabrous, abaxially strigillose, base obtuse or acute, apex acuminate; secondary veins 6-9 pairs; stipules linear-lanceolate, 7-10 mm, densely adpressed sericeous or -villous, acuminate. Inflorescences corymbiform to umbelliform, few to several flowered, hispidulous; peduncle 5-10 mm; bracts subulate, ca. 2 mm; pedicels 3-6 mm, unequal. Calyx hispidulous to glabrous; hypanthium portion cupulate, ca. 2 mm; limb deeply lobed; lobes broadly triangular, ca. 0.6 mm. Corolla yellow or white, tubular, ca. 3 mm, glabrous outside, lobed for ca. 1/3; lobes triangular. Berries red, globose, ca. 5 mm in diam. Fl. Jul, fr. Jan-Feb.

● Dense forests on mountains; 1000-1500 m. S Yunnan.


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