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8. Microtropis submembranacea Merrill & F. L. Freeman, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 73: 291. 1940.

灵香假卫矛 ling xiang jia wei mao

Cassine micrantha Hayata; Microtropis caudata C. Y. Cheng & T. C. Kao; M. micrantha (Hayata) Koidzumi.

Shrubs, 3-4 m tall; branchlets, leaves, and flowers fragrant when dry. Petiole ca. 5 mm; leaf blade ovate, ovate-elliptic to elliptic, rarely broadly lanceolate, 3.5-7 × 1.5-3.5 cm, sometimes longer, abaxially gray, base widely cuneate or rounded, apex acuminate; secondary veins 4-7 pairs, fine, prominent on both surfaces. Cymes axillary, terminal or on branched axis, generally 3-7-flowered; peduncle 5-10 mm, secondary peduncle 2.5-3.5 mm; pedicels ca. 1.5 mm. Flowers 5-merous; sepals broadly semiorbicular; petals broadly obovate, ca. 2 mm. Disk shallowly annular, shallowly 5-lobed, lobe widely rounded. Filament ca. 1 mm; length of anther equal to width. Ovary narrowly ovate; style thick. Capsule broadly elliptic, ca. 1.5 × 0.5-0.6 cm. Fr. Apr.

● Evergreen forests, thick forests on hills; 1000-1800 m. Fujian, Guangdong, S Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan.


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