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16. Microtropis sphaerocarpa C. Y. Cheng & T. C. Kao, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 26: 314. 1988.

圆果假卫矛 yuan guo jia wei mao

Small trees, 2-3 m tall; branchlets smooth, slightly flat. Petiole short, formed by decurrent leaf base, 3-5 mm; leaf blade elliptic or rectangular-elliptic, 6-9 × 2.5-4 cm, papery, base decurrent, apex acute or acuminate; secondary veins 3-5 pairs, slender, curved, abaxially prominent. Cymes glomerate, 1-3-flowered, rarely up to 7-flowered; peduncle 3-5 mm. Flowers 4-merous, subsessile or sessile; sepals fleshy, broadly rounded, margin brown, erose with small teeth. Capsule subglobose, ca. 9 mm in diam., valves slightly smooth and flat, not obviously angulate.

● Forest margins; ca. 1200 m. NW Yunnan.


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