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4. Nothapodytes nimmoniana (J. Graham) Mabberley in K. S. Manilal, Bot. Hist. Hort. Malab. 88. 1980; Taxon 29: 606. 1980.

臭味假柴龙树 chou wei jia chai long shu

Premna nimmoniana J. Graham, Cat. Pl. Bombay 155. 1839; Mappia insularis (Matsumura) Hatusima; M. ovata Miers; M. ovata var. insularis Matsumura; Nothapodytes dimorpha (Craib) Sleumer; N. foetida (Wight) Sleumer; Stemonurus foetidus Wight.

Trees ca. 15 m tall; branches conspicuously angular. Leaves alternate; petiole (1.5-)3(-5) cm, adaxially sulcate, strigose, especially in grooves; leaf blade black when dry, elliptic-ovate or lanceolate-oblong, 10-20 × 5-12 cm, membranous to thinly leathery, abaxially glabrous or sparsely hispid or pubescent, adaxially sparsely tomentose, lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs, abaxially prominent, base attenuate or rounded, unequal, apex acuminate. Cymes or cymose corymbs terminal; peduncle flattened or angled, tomentose. Calyx campanulate, 2.5-3 mm in diam., strigose or glabrous, 5-toothed. Petals lanceolate-oblong, 4.2-5 × 1.5-1.8 mm, outside appressed strigose, inside villous, apices incurved. Filaments 3-4 mm; anthers ovoid, 1-1.2 mm. Disk slightly lobed, outside glabrous, margin and inside hirsute. Ovary ovoid, 1-1.5 mm in diam., densely hirsute or pubescent; style 1.1-1.4 mm, stout, densely hirsute to glabrous; stigma 2-lobed. Drupe black, oblong-ovoid, 1-2 × 0.8-1 cm, usually minutely pubescent; endocarp thin, woody, endosperm foetid; embryo usually ca. 1/2 as long as seeds; cotyledons ovate, usually displaced laterally, margin superimposed. Fl. and fr. unknown.

Islands; sea level. Taiwan (Taidong) [Cambodia, India, Indonesia (Sumatra), Japan (Ryukyu Islands), Myanmar, Philippines (Luzon), Sri Lanka, Thailand].


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