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27. Microtropis obscurinervia Merrill & F. L. Freeman, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 73: 283. 1940.

隐脉假卫矛 yin mai jia wei mao

Evergreen shrubs, 1-2 m tall; branchlets purplish brown or blackish purple. Petiole thick, 8-15 mm; leaf blade slightly fleshy, narrowly rectangular, narrowly rectangular-elliptic, or broadly oblanceolate, 8-18 × 2.5-7 cm, leathery, with irregular and small warts when dry; midvein prominent abaxially, secondary veins 7-11 pairs, oblique, straight, not obvious. Cymes glomerate, more than 10-flowered; peduncle absent. Flowers white, 5-merous, sessile, slightly urn-shaped in flower, 4-5 mm; sepals leathery, slightly nephroid, 1.2-1.4 mm; petals rectangular, 2.5-3 mm, with short claws at base. Disk thin, annular, margin entire. Ovary ovate; style short and thick; stigma shallowly 2-lobed. Capsule elliptic or approximately elliptic-ovate, 1.5-2 cm. Seed ovate-elliptic, ca. 1.5 cm.

● Forests, valleys; 800-1500 m. Hainan.


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