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Phoebe brachythyrsa H. W. Li


Description from Flora of China

Small shrubs, ca. 2 m tall. Branchlets slender, 2-3 mm in diam., pubescent. Buds pubescent. Petiole 2-4 mm, pubescent; leaf blade oblong or elliptic-oblong, 3-6 × 1.5-2 cm, leathery, abaxially appressed pubescent, adaxially glabrous, midrib slender, raised on both surfaces, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, very slender, abaxially slightly distinct, adaxially usually inconspicuous, veinlets almost invisible, base cuneate, apex shortly acuminate. Flowers not seen. Infructescences short, ca. 3.5 cm, subracemose with few fruits, pubescent. Fruit ovoid, ca. 1.1 cm × 7 mm; fruiting pedicel ca. 6 mm; persistent perianth lobes subovate, hard, pubescent, clasping base of fruit. Fr. Sep.

● Thickets of lowland slopes. NE Yunnan.


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