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6. Sageretia camelliifolia Y. L. Chen & P. K. Chou, Bull. Bot. Lab. N. E. Forest. Inst., Harbin. 5: 73. 1979.

茶叶雀梅藤 cha ye que mei teng

Shrubs erect, ca. 4 m tall, unarmed. Branchlets gray-brown, glabrous, longitudinally striate. Stipules subulate, caducous; petiole 5-7 mm, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially yellow-green, adaxially shiny, green, brown when dry, oblong or ovate-elliptic, rarely oblong-lanceolate, 5-7 × 2.5-3 cm, leathery, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, midvein and lateral veins prominent abaxially, impressed adaxially, base subrounded, margin often revolute, serrulate, apex obtuse or rounded, rarely acute, emarginate. Flowers sessile, glabrous, usually 1-4-fascicled in axillary or terminal lax spikes, or lower part branched spicate-paniculate; rachis 4-9 cm, glabrous. Sepals ovate-triangular, ca. 1.3 mm, adaxially keeled and hooded, apex slightly acute. Petals spatulate, shorter than sepals, apex emarginate. Stamens slightly longer than petals; anthers acute. Style short, thick; stigma short, entire. Drupe obovoid-globose, 5-6 mm, ca. 4 mm in diam., with 3 pyrenes. Seeds brown, flat. Fl. Aug, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Sparse forests or thickets on top of limestone hills. W Guangxi.


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