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4. Glyptopetalum longipedicellatum (Merrill & Chun) C. Y. Cheng in C. Y. Cheng & P. H. Huang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 45(3): 90. 1999.

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Euonymus longipedicellatus Merrill & Chun, Sunyatsenia 2: 36. 1934; E. longipedicellatus var. continentalis Chun & F. C. How; Glyptopetalum continentalum (Chun & F. C. How) C. Y. Cheng & Q. S. Ma.

Trees or shrubs, 2-12 m tall, often scandent when growing in dark conditions; twigs sturdy, yellow-green, terete, smooth. Petiole very sturdy, (0.6-)1.2-1.8 cm × 2-3 mm; leaf blade leathery, usually narrowly elliptic, (6-)15-25(-30) cm, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, margin with very shallow teeth or entire, apex acuminate or acute; lateral veins (7-)10-18 pairs, smooth adaxially, slightly prominent and obvious abaxially. Cymes 2 or 3 × dichotomously branched; peduncle 2-5 cm, branches 1-3 cm; pedicels 2-3.5 cm; bract and bractlets subulate, often caducous. Flowers yellow-green, ca. 1.2 cm in diam.; petals broadly obovate. Filament nearly absent. Ovary nearly coalescent with disk; stigma small. Capsule pallid, subglobose or oblate, 1.5-1.8 × 1.8-2.5 cm, densely small squarrulose maculate. Aril crimson, covering ca. 1/2 of seed.

● Valley forests, streamsides; 500-600 m. Guangdong, Hainan (Baoting, Lingshui).


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