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Heliciopsis henryi (Diels) W. T. Wang


Description from Flora of China

Helicia henryi Diels, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 13: 528. 1915; H. pallidiflora W. W. Smith.

Trees 5-15 m tall. Branchlets apically rust-colored tomentose, glabrescent. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; simple leaf blade oblanceolate to oblong, 15-24 × 4-8 cm, ± leathery, glabrescent in age, base cuneate, margin entire, apex obtusely acute, obtuse, or sometimes retuse; secondary and reticulate veins conspicuous on both surfaces. Pinnatipartite leaf blade not seen. Inflorescences ramiflorous, sometimes terminal on short branchlets, pilose; bracts of flower pairs lanceolate, 1.5-2 mm; floral bracts linear, ca. 1 mm. Male inflorescences 17-30 cm. Female inflorescences 15-20 cm. Perianth yellowish. Male flowers: pedicel 6-8 mm; perianth 0.8-1.2 cm; anthers 2.5-3 mm; pistillode glabrous, without a stigma. Female flowers: pedicel 8-10 mm; perianth ca. 1 cm; staminode ca. 1.5 mm; ovary ovoid, glabrous; style ca. 8 mm, apex ± compressed; stigma lateral. Fruit brownish, ellipsoid, 3.5-4.5 × 2.5-3 cm; exocarp ca. 1 mm thick; mesocarp ca. 2 mm thick, spongy when dry; endocarp 1-2 mm thick. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Oct-May.

* Rain forests; 900-1500 m. S Yunnan.


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