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Neocinnamomum fargesii (Lec.) Kosterm.


Description from Flora of China

Cinnamomum fargesii Lecomte, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat., sér. 5, 5: 78. 1913; Neocinnamomum wilsonii C. K. Allen.

Shrubs or small trees, 2-7 m tall. Branchlets terete, striate, brown-spotted, glabrous. Leaves alternate; petiole 0.6-0.8 cm, concave-convex, glabrous; leaf blade greenish or white-green abaxially, green adaxially, broadly ovate, ovate-lanceolate, or rhombic-ovate, 4-6.5 × 3-4 cm, papery, glabrous on both surfaces, trinerved or subtrinerved, midrib and basal lateral veins elevated abaxially, impressed adaxially, basal lateral veins always with veins outside, transverse veins and veinlets conspicuous on both surfaces, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, margin cartilaginous, involute, and conspicuously undulate on upper part, apex slightly acuminate, acumen subacute. Pedicels 1-4 mm, sparsely puberulent or subglabrous. Flowers greenish, small, ca. 2 mm. Perianth lobes 6, subequal, broadly ovate, ca. 1.3 × 1.2 mm, acute, puberulent outside and inside. Fertile stamens 9, ca. 1 mm, puberulent; filaments as long as anthers, those of 3rd whorl each with 2 glands, others glandless; anthers of 1st and 2nd whorl each with 2 upper introrse cells and 2 lower lateral-introrse cells, those of 3rd whorl narrowly ovate, each with 2 upper lateral-introrse small cells and 2 lower extrorse larger cells. Staminodes small, deltoid, shortly stalked, puberulent. Ovary ellipsoid-ovoid, ca. 1.5 mm; style short; stigma discoid, emarginate at apex. Mature fruit red, subglobose, 1.2-1.5 cm in diam., apiculate; perianth cup in fruit crateriform, 0.5-1.2 cm wide and with wilting persistent lobes at top; fruit stalk 0.5-1.5 cm, slightly dilated toward apex. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Sep-Nov.

● Thickets; 600-1300 m. W Hubei, E Sichuan.


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