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19. Microtropis paucinervia Merrill & Chun ex Merrill & F. L. Freeman, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 73: 285. 1940.

少脉假卫矛 shao mai jia wei mao

Small trees to shrubs; branchlets ± angulate, generally purplish brown. Petiole 3-7 mm; leaf blade elliptic, rhombic-elliptic, or obovate-elliptic, 3-8 × 1-4 cm, leathery, base cuneate or widely cuneate, rarely decurrent, margin revolute, apex obtuse-acute, rarely acuminate; secondary veins 4-7 pairs, slender, straight. Cymes axillary or on branched axis; peduncle ca. 1 cm or less. Flowers 5-merous, subsessile or sessile; sepals thick, nephroid, ca. 2 mm, margin with long cilia; petals ca. 2.5 mm, apex sometimes obtuse-emarginate. Disk shallowly calathiform, margin entire. Stamens short. Ovary conical. Capsule elliptic, ca. 1.5 cm × 8 mm, persistent sepals thick and leatherlike.

● Mountain areas; ca. 1200 m. Guangdong, S Guangxi, Hainan.


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