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Eustigma balansae Oliver


Description from Flora of China

Distylium chingii Chun ex Walker.

Trees to 16 m tall; buds brown tomentose. Stipules linear or narrowly lanceolate; petiole 6–12 mm, brown stellately tomentose; leaf blade elliptic or oblong, 10–16 × 4–6 cm, drying discolorous, abaxially brown stellately tomentose, adaxially shiny, base obtuse or broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex acuminate; lateral veins 7–11 on each side, abaxially slightly prominent. Inflorescences 4–7 cm; peduncle brown tomentose; basal inflorescence bracts 2, leaflike, 1.2–1.5 cm, abaxially brown stellately tomentose; bracts and bracteoles obovate, ca. 3 mm. Floral cup stellately tomentose. Sepals 1.8–2 mm. Petals 1.2–1.5 mm, apex obtuse. Stamens somewhat shorter than sepals. Ovary stellately tomentose; styles 6–8 mm, glabrous. Capsule 15–17 × 12–15 mm, brown stellately tomentose. Seeds 7–8 mm. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jun–Aug.

Forests; 400--500 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan [Vietnam].


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