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11. Gymnosporia emarginata (Willdenow) Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 409. 1864.

台湾裸实 tai wan luo shi

Celastrus emarginatus Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 1: 1128. 1798; Catha emarginata (Willdenow) G. Don; Gymnosporia trilocularis Hayata; Maytenus emarginata (Willdenow) Ding Hou.

Small shrubs, 1-3 m tall; branches gray-brown, shallowly longitudinally fluted, unarmed. Petiole sturdy, 3-5 mm; leaf blade obovate, 3.5-5 × 1.7-3.3 cm, leathery, base cuneate, margin remotely crenate, sometimes glandular spotted in sinus of teeth, apex rounded or subtruncate; lateral veins 4-6 pairs, quite tenuous. Cymes axillary, 1 or 2 × branched; peduncle 1-1.5 cm. Flowers white; calyx lobes deltoid; petals obovate-oblong or oblong, entire, obtuse. Stamens inserted abaxially on disk margin; anther broadly ovoid. Ovary 3-celled; style very short; stigma 3. Capsule subobovoid, trilocular, 7-8 mm in diam., dehiscing into 3 broadly rounded valves, ca. 5 mm. Seeds ellipsoid, red, ca. 3 mm, with small aril at base.

Thickets along seashores, open areas. Taiwan [Sri Lanka; Australia].


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