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4. Saprosma merrillii H. S. Lo, Bot. J. S. China. 2: 15. 1993.

琼岛染木树 qiong dao ran mu shu

Lasianthus hainanensis Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 21: 355. 1922, not Saprosma hainanensis Merrill (1930).

Shrubs, 2-3 m tall; branchlets terete, strigose or hirtellous to glabrous. Leaves opposite; petiole 10-12 mm, hirtellous or strigillose; blade drying stiffly papery, elliptic-oblong to lanceolate, 10-17 × 3.5-6 cm, adaxially glabrous, abaxially glabrous or usually hirtellous along midrib, base cuneate to truncate, apex acuminate; secondary veins 14 or 15 pairs, joining in a submarginal vein, without domatia; stipules persistent, narrowly triangular, 2-3 mm, strigillose or hirtellous to glabrescent, acute. Inflorescences axillary along stem and sometimes also terminal, glomerulate or capitate, sessile, several flowered, strigillose or hirtellous; bracts apparently reduced. Flowers sessile. Calyx with hypanthium portion obconic, ca. 1 mm, pilosulous to glabrous; limb ca. 1 mm, deeply lobed; lobes triangular. Corolla tubular-funnelform, glabrous outside, villous in throat and on lobes inside; tube 4-4.5 mm; lobes ovate, ca. 1.5 mm. Drupes obovate to oblong-obovate, 7-8(-12) mm; pyrenes plano-convex, smooth abaxially. Fl. Apr.

● Sparse forests or forest margins; 300-1000 m. Hainan.


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