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3. Fosbergia thailandica Tirvengadum & Sastre, Biogeographica (Paris). 73(2): 89. 1997.

泰国大果茜 tai guo da guo qian

Trees; bark thin, exfoliating in small pieces, grayish or brownish on older parts when dry; branches glabrous. Petiole to 2 cm, glabrous; leaf blade broadly obovate, 14-23 × 4-12 cm, both surfaces glabrous except abaxially strigose on principal veins, base acute to attenuate, apex acuminate to long acuminate; secondary veins 8-11 pairs, without domatia; stipules ovate, 5-10 mm, glabrous, smooth at base and keeled in upper part, obtuse to acute and aristate, arista ca. 2 mm. Flowers solitary. Calyx glabrous; ovary portion obovoid, ca. 1 cm; limb 3-5 mm, deeply lobed; lobes narrowly triangular. Corolla not seen. Fruiting peduncle ca. 2.5 cm. Immature berry globose, 4-5 cm in diam., glabrous, smooth.

Valleys, mixed woods, lower montane evergreen forests; 1500-1900 m. Yunnan (Jinghong) [N Thailand (Nan)].


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