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11. Manglietia caveana J. D. Hooker & Thomson, Fl. Ind. 1: 76. 1855.

西藏木莲 xi zang mu lian

Magnolia caveana (J. D. Hooker & Thomson) D. C. S. Raju & M. P. Nayar; M. tibetica V. S. Kumar; Manglietia microtricha Y. W. Law; M. tenuifolia Hung T. Chang & B. L. Chen.

Trees, 30-40 m tall, 40-60 cm d.b.h. Twigs thick and strong, 6-10 mm in diam.; vegetative buds orangish red appressed pubescent. Stipular scar 1/3-1/2 as long as petiole. Leaves usually 6-9 clustered on apex of twigs; petiole 2-2.5 cm; leaf blade obovate, 13-17 × 5-7 cm, leathery, abaxially grayish white, adaxially glabrous, midvein adaxially impressed, secondary veins 15-17 on each side of midvein, reticulate veins fine, dense, and prominent on both surfaces when dry, base cuneate, apex shortly acute. Flowers not seen; bract scar 1, just basal to tepals. Fruiting peduncle 1.5-2 cm, glabrous. Fruit ovoid, ca. 6 × 4 cm, usually curved because of carpels partly undeveloped; mature carpels abaxially narrowly elliptic, tuberculate, brownish appressed pilose and pale brown appressed finely pilose, apex with a ca. 3 mm beak. Seeds pale brown. Fr. Sep-Oct.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests; ca. 2000 m. SE Xizang (Mêdog), SE Yunnan (Maguan) [NE India, Myanmar].


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