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14. Garcinia erythrosepala Y. H. Li, Res, Bull. Trop. Pl. 15: 14. 1980.

红萼藤黄 hong e teng huang

Garcinia rubrisepala Y. H. Li, nom. illeg. superfl.

Trees ca. 4 m tall. Branches dark purple, finely striate with hollow pith; twigs purple-red, subterete, slender, finely striate. Petiole 5-8 mm; leaf blade abaxially gray-green, elliptic, oblanceolate, or elliptic-lanceolate, 4-7(-9) × 2-3.5 cm, membranous, both surfaces glabrous, midvein slender, raised abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially; secondary veins inconspicuous, 5-8 pairs, irregularly arranged; tertiary veins few, lax, inconspicuous, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, margin involute, apex acuminate or acute. Plant dioecious. Male flowers large, ca. 1 cm in diam., usually 2-5 in cluster, rarely solitary, usually inserted at apex of current year’s branchlet, rarely axillary; pedicels purple-red, 4-6 mm, slender; sepals purple-red, elliptic, nearly equal; stamen fascicles connate, forming a central mass of ca. 40 stamens; filaments ca. 1/2 as long as anthers; anthers 4-celled, cells longitudinally dehiscent; pistillode absent. Female flowers and fruit unknown. Fl. Dec-Jan.

● Humid mixed forests; 300-400 m. W Yunnan (Yingjiang).


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