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8. Rhamnella martini (H. Léveillé) C. K. Schneider in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 225. 1914.

多脉猫乳 duo mai mao ru

Rhamnus martini H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 473. 1912; Microrhamnus cavaleriei H. Léveillé; Rhamnella mairei C. K. Schneider; Rhamnus yunnanensis Heppeler.

Shrubs or small trees, deciduous, to 8 m tall. Young branches yellow-green, slender, glabrous; old branches dark-brown, with numerous yellow lenticels. Stipules subulate, basally persistent; petiole 2-4 mm, glabrous or pilose; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, lanceolate-elliptic, or oblong-elliptic, 4-11 × 1.5-4.2 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, rarely abaxially slightly pilose on veins, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, base rounded, or subrounded, slightly oblique, margin serrulate, apex acute or acuminate. Flowers yellow-green, glabrous, in axillary cymes; peduncles very short, to 2 mm. Sepals ovate-triangular, apex acute. Petals obovate, apex emarginate. Pedicel 2-3 mm. Drupe purple-black at maturity, subcylindric, ca. 8 mm, 3-3.5 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicel 3-4 mm. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jul-Sep.

Mixed forests, thickets on mountains; 800-2800 m. N Guangdong, Guizhou, W Hubei, Sichuan, SE Xizang, Yunnan [Nepal].

The leaves differ from those of Rhamnus forrestii in being narrowly elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic with 6-8 pairs of lateral veins.


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