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Orophea hainanensis Merr.


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 8 m tall. Branchlets sparsely pubescent or glabrous. Petiole 2-3 mm, glabrous or glabrescent; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 4-9.5 × 2-4 cm, thickly papery, glabrous, secondary veins 4-7 on each side of midvein, base broadly cuneate, apex shortly acuminate to acute. Inflorescences axillary or superaxillary, usually 1-3-flowered, sparsely pubescent; peduncle 4-20 cm; bracts ciliate. Flowers 3-5 mm in diam. Pedicel 4-10 mm. Sepals ovate-triangular, 1.5-2 × 1-1.5 mm, golden pubescent, apex acute. Petals greenish white; outer petals broadly ovate to orbicular, ca. 4 × 4 mm, margin ciliate, apex acute; inner petals 7-8 mm, basal half a long and incurved claw, apex rhombic to ovate-triangular. Stamens 6; connectives apically incurved and mucronulate. Carpels 6-10, glabrous; ovules 2 per carpel; stigmas subcapitate, puberulent. Monocarp stipes 2-5 mm; monocarps globose, 7-8 mm in diam. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Jun-Dec.

● Dense woodlands; 400-700 m. Hainan, Guangxi.


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