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Pittosporum kunmingense Chang et Yan


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or small trees, ca. 4 m tall. Young branchlets gray-brown after drying, glabrous; old branchlets lenticellate. Leaves clustered at branchlet apex, biennial; petiole ca. 5 mm; leaf blade pale green abaxially after drying, dark green and slightly shiny adaxially, oblong-oblanceolate or oblanceolate, 6–9 × 2–3 cm, thinly leathery, glabrous abaxially, lateral veins 6–7-paired, slightly convex abaxially, indistinct adaxially, reticulate veins indistinct on both surfaces, base cuneate, margin slightly sinuolate, apex acute or auminate. Inflorescence terminal or nearly so, umbellate or corymbose, 2–12-flowered, with scalelike leaves at base; bracts broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm, pubescent; bracteoles lanceolate, ca. 2 mm, pubescent; pedicels 6–12 mm, brown pubescent. Sepals slightly connate at base, ovate, ca. 2 mm, brown pubescent. Petals free, 10–12 mm. Filaments 5–7 mm; anthers ca. 1 mm. Ovary long ovoid, pubescent; ovary wall thin; placentas 2, parietal; ovules ca. 12; stipe prominent. Style slightly shorter than ovary, glabrous. Capsule not seen. Fl. Apr–May, fr. May–Nov.

Forests, thickets, slopes; 800--1300 m. SW Guizhou (Luodian Xian, Xingren Xian), Yunnan.


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