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13. Microtropis hexandra Merrill & F. L. Freeman, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 73: 289. 1940.

六蕊假卫矛 liu rui jia wei mao

Shrubs, to 3 m tall. Petiole 5-8 mm; leaf blade elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 4-7.5 × 1.5-3 cm, thickly papery, base cuneate to widely cuneate, apex acuminate; secondary veins 6-8 pairs, oblique, straight, curved near apex, prominent on both surfaces. Cymes often congested distally, often 3-flowered; peduncle 5-7 mm; pedicels 1-2.5 mm, sometimes sessile. Flowers white; sepals fleshy, often 4, rarely 5, semiorbicular, ca. 2 mm wide, very slightly ciliate or absent; petals 6, rarely 5, slightly fleshy, ovate-elliptic to rectangular-elliptic, ca. 3 mm. Disk shallowly calathiform, fleshy, very slightly lobed. Stamens 6, rarely 5, as long as pistils or longer; anther slightly rectangular, connective mucronulate. Ovary elliptic-ovate; style very short; stigma slightly lobed. Fruit unknown. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Nov.

● Humid evergreen forests, mountains; 1000-1800 m. SE Yunnan.


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