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4. Melicope semecarpifolia (Merrill) T. G. Hartley, Fl. Taiwan, ed. 2. 3: 522. 1993.

台湾蜜茱萸 tai wan mi zhu yu

Euodia semecarpifolia Merrill, Publ. Bur. Sci. Gov. Lab. 35: 23. 1906; E. camiguinensis Merrill; E. merrillii Kanehira & Sasaki; E. retusa Merrill.

Small trees, dioecious. Young branchlets 4.5-10 mm wide in third internode. Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole 3.5-14 cm, ± appressed pilose or appressed villous when young; leaflet blades elliptic to obovate, in terminal leaflet 7.5-30 × 3-12 cm, both surfaces strigillose to ± appressed villosulous on midvein and often abaxially on secondary veins, apex acuminate or sometimes rounded or acute. Inflorescences axillary and sometimes basal to leaves, 3-9.5 × 2.5-8 cm; peduncle obsolete or to 3.5 cm; larger primary branches usually spreading. Pedicel obsolete or to 2.5 mm, but 0.5-3 mm in fruit, glabrous to villosulous. Sepals 0.8-1 mm, connate at base or to ca. 1/4 their length, nearly glabrous to outside sericeous, persistent in fruit. Petals 2-2.5 mm, deciduous or subpersistent in fruit. Stamens 4, in male flowers 3.5-4.5 mm, in female flowers 1-2 mm; filaments at least in male flowers subulate to filiform at apex. Gynoecium in female flowers ca. 1.5 mm, in male flowers 0.5-1 mm; ovary sericeous. Fruit follicles subglobose, 4-4.5 mm, nearly glabrous or sparsely pilose. Seeds subglobose to ovoid to ellipsoid, 3.5-4 mm, attachment Type B. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Nov-Dec.

Forests, thickets; lower and middle elevations. Taiwan [Philippines].


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