4. Carallia pectinifolia W. C. Ko, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(4): 130. 1978.
旁杞树 pang qi shu
Carallia longipes Chun ex W. C. Ko, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 16(2): 109. 1978, not Ding Hou (1960).
Shrubs or small trees. Branches and branchlets purplish brown when dried; lenticels fusiform, conspicuous. Petiole 5-6 mm; leaf blade oblong to rarely oblanceolate, 5-13 × 2.5-5.5 cm, papery, base broadly cuneate, margin serrate, apex acuminate. Inflorescences dichasial cymes, 1.5-2 cm. Flowers shortly pedicellate, 2 or 3 crowed at apex of branchlets. Bracteoles minute, membranaceous. Calyx deeply lobed, lobes 6 or 7, triangular. Petals white, ca. 2 × 2 mm, claw ca. 1 mm, margin not entire, apically 2-lobed. Fruit red, globose, ca. 7 mm in diam.; persistent calyx red. Seeds reniform. Fl. and fr. spring-summer.
● Mixed forests in valleys, along rivers. Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan.
Carallia pectinifolia is almost certainly also present in Vietnam and should be sought there. It is also possible that the same species occurs in Vietnam but is known there under a different, earlier name.