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Cephalotaxus lanceolata K. M. Feng


Description from Flora of China

Cephalotaxus fortunei Hooker var. lanceolata (K. M. Feng) Silba.

Trees to 20 m tall; trunk to 40 cm d.b.h.; bark purple, smooth; branches pendulous. Leafy branchlets resembling 2 adjacent parallelograms in outline, broadly "V"-shaped in cross section, apex abruptly truncate. Leaves spreading ± horizontally at circa 45° to branchlet axis; petiole very short; blade dark green adaxially, linear-lanceolate, distally tapered, straight or slightly falcate, 4.5-10 cm × 4-7 mm, thin textured and leathery, abaxial stomatal bands white, base rounded, margin revolute, apex long acuminate. Pollen cones unknown. Seeds cones with peduncle 1.5-2 cm at maturity. Aril turning greenish brown when ripe. Seed obovoid-ellipsoid, 3.5-4.5 cm. Seed maturity Sep-Nov

An endangered species in China.

Broad-leaved forests, scattered; ca. 1900 m. NW Yunnan (Gongshan Drungzu Nuzu Zizhixian: banks of upper Dulongjiang) [N Myanmar].


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