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12. Microtropis pyramidalis C. Y. Cheng & T. C. Kao, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 26: 313. 1988.

塔蕾假卫矛 ta lei jia wei mao

Small shrubs, 1-1.5 m tall; branchlets purplish brown, slightly tetragonal. Petiole 5-9 mm; leaf blade elliptic or oblong, 7-11 × 3-5.5 cm, papery, base cuneate or widely cuneate, apex caudate-acuminate to acuminate; midvein prominent on both surfaces, secondary veins 4-7 pairs, curved, small, thin. Cymes mainly on branched axis, 3 or 4 × dichotomously branched, branches slender and patent; peduncle 1-2 cm, secondary peduncle 5-15 mm; pedicels very short, less than ca. 3 mm or absent. Sepals broadly triangular-semiorbicular; petals rectangular, ca. 3 × 1 mm or more. Disk thin, narrowly annular. Stamens slightly as long as pistils; filament short and flat; anther ovate-elliptic, connective prominent, narrowly triangular. Ovary conical, ca. 1.5 mm. Fruit unknown. Fr. Apr.

● Seasonal evergreen forests, thick forests, valleys, streamsides; 800-1500 m. SW Guangxi, SE Yunnan.


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