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10. Drypetes longistipitata P. T. Li, J. S. China Agric. Univ. 21(4): 59. 2000.

细柄核果木 xi bing he guo mu

Treelets 3-5 m tall; branchlets pubescent to glabrous. Petiole 3-5 mm, puberulent; leaf blade oblong-ovate, oblong, or lanceolate, 5.5-7.5 × 2-3 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate or broadly so, margin entire, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate; lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, delicate. Male flowers not seen. Female flowers solitary or paired; sepals 4, caducous; ovary ovoid, 2-celled, puberulent; styles 2, ca. 1 mm; stigma flabellate. Fruiting pedicels delicate, 1.5-2 cm, puberulent; drupe solitary or paired, subglobose or globose, ca. 1 cm in diam.; exocarp thin and puberulent. Fr. Aug-Sep.

● Forests; 200-500 m. Hainan (Baoting, Sanya).

Drypetes longistipitata is most closely related to D. hainanensis and D. rhakodiskos (Hasskarl) Bakhuizen f. in habit. It differs by the delicate, longer fruiting pedicels, fewer lateral veins, and smaller fruits.

This taxon was first published as "Drypetes hainanensis var. longistipitata" (P. T. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin 26(1): 58. 1988), but that name was not validly published as two types were cited.


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