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Polyalthia florulenta C. Y. Wu ex P. T. Li


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs ca. 2 m tall. Branchlets pubescent when young, glabrescent. Petiole 2-4 mm, pubescent; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate to oblanceolate, 5-14.5 × 2.3-4 cm, membranous, abaxially puberulent, adaxially glabrous except for minutely hairy midvein, secondary veins 10-13 on each side of midvein, obliquely ascending, and anastomosing near margin, base broadly cuneate, apex obtuse to acuminate. Inflorescences leaf-opposed, 1-flowered. Flowers ca. 0.4 cm in diam. Pedicel 1-10 mm, pubescent; bracteoles 2 at middle of pedicel, ovate-lanceolate, ca. 3.5 × 1 mm, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous. Sepals ovate, ca. 2 × 2 mm, outside pubescent, inside glabrous. Petals yellowish green; outer petals ovate-lanceolate, ca. 2.5 × 1.5 mm, concave, outside pubescent, inside glabrous; inner petals ovate, ca. 3.5 × 2 mm, flat. Stamens cuneate, ca. 0.5 mm; connectives apically truncate, puberulent. Carpels ca. 7, oblong, ca. 0.8 mm, glabrous; ovule 1 per carpel, basal. Fruiting pedicel 1-1.5 cm; monocarp stipes 3-5 mm, pubescent; monocarps to 7, red, globose, ca. 8 mm in diam., glabrous. Fl. Dec-Feb, fr. Jun-Aug.

● Forested slopes; 1100-1400 m. S and W Yunnan.


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