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9. Glyptopetalum geloniifolium (Chun & F. C. How) C. Y. Cheng in C. Y. Cheng & P. H. Huang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 45(3): 94. 1999.

白树沟瓣 bai shu gou ban

Euonymus geloniifolius Chun & F. C. How, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 7: 45. 1958; E. geloniifolius var. robustus Chun & F. C. How; Glyptopetalum geloniifolium var. robustum (Chun & F. C. How) C. Y. Cheng; G. occultonervatum R. H. Miao.

Evergreen shrubs, 1-3 m tall. Petioles ca. 5 mm; leaf blade leathery, elliptic, narrowly elliptic, or narrowly obovate-elliptic, 5-12 × 2.5-6 cm, base broadly cuneate, margin crispate, apex obtuse or often emarginate. Cymes 1 or 2 × dichotomously branched; peduncle 2-3 cm, branches 1-1.5 cm; pedicels 1-2 mm. Flowers white-green, ca. 8 mm in diam.; calyx lobes membranous; petals with erose margins. Stamens inserted on margin of cupuliform disk; filament ca. 1.5 mm. Ovary coalescent with disk; style very short; stigma small. Capsule oblate, red, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., squarrulose maculate. Seeds brown-purple, ca. 8 mm; aril slightly yellow, partially covering seed. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Dec-Feb.

● Sparse forests, mountain slopes, seacoasts, riversides. Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan.


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