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3. Cinnamomum tenuipile Kostermans, Reinwardtia. 8: 74. 1970.

细毛樟 xi mao zhang

Alseodaphne mollis W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 13: 153. 1921.

Small to large trees, 4-16(-25) m tall, 10-50 cm d.b.h. Bark gray. Branchlets slender; old branchlets glabrate, somewhat angled, striate; young branchlets very densely gray tomentose. Leaves alternate, somewhat clustered at apex of branchlet; petiole 1-1.5 cm, concave-convex, densely gray tomentose; leaf blade obovate or subelliptic, 7.5-13.5 × 4.5-7 cm, papery, densely tomentose initially but soon glabrate abaxially, densely villous except tomentose along midrib and lateral veins initially but soon entirely glabrate adaxially, midrib and lateral veins elevated abaxially, impressed adaxially, lateral veins 6 or 7 pairs, arcuate-ascendant, evanescent near leaf margin, transverse veins elevated abaxially, slightly impressed adaxially, veinlets inconspicuous on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, apex rounded or obtuse or shortly acuminate. Panicle axillary or subterminal, 4.5-8.5(-12) cm, slender, 12-20-flowered, branched; branches short, 1-1.5 cm, terminal ones 3-flowered cymes; peduncle slender, ca. as long as 1/3 of inflorescence, peduncle and rachis very densely gray tomentose. Pedicels 3-5 mm, densely gray tomentose. Flowers yellowish, small, ca. 3 mm. Perianth densely sericeous-puberulent on both sides; perianth tube obconical, ca. 1 mm; perianth lobes 6, ovate or oblong, subequal, ca. 2 mm, inner ones broader. Fertile stamens 9, ca. 1.6 mm (of 1st and 2nd whorls) or ca. 2 mm (of 3rd whorl); filaments longer than anthers, as abaxial side of anther villous, those of 3rd whorl each with 2 stalked orbicular glands, others glandless; anthers of 1st and 2nd whorls oblong-orbicular but those of 3rd whorl oblong, all 4-celled; cells introrse (of 1st and 2nd whorl) or lateral-extrorse (of 3rd whorl). Staminodes 3, ca. 1.5 mm, triangular-lanceolate, long stalked, villous. Ovary ovoid, ca. 1.2 mm, glabrous; style slender, ca. 1.5 mm; stigma discoid. Fruit subglobose, up to 1.5 cm in diam., red-purple when mature; perianth cup in fruit elongate, up to 1.5 cm, dilated into a shallow cup and up to 8 mm wide at apex, truncate or somewhat dentate on margin. Fl. Feb-Apr, fr. Jun-Oct.

● Thickets, sparse or dense forests in valleys; 500-2100 m. S and W Yunnan.


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