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Glochidion wrightii Benth.


Description from Flora of China

Diasperus wrightii (Bentham) Kuntze; Phyllanthus wrightii (Bentham) Müller Argoviensis.

Shrubs or treelets 1-8 m tall, monoecious, glabrous throughout. Petiole 3-5 mm; leaf blade oblong or oblong-lanceolate, often obliquely falcate, 2.5-5.5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, papery, green adaxially, farinose-greenish abaxially, gray-glaucous when dry, base acute, inequilateral, apex acuminate; lateral veins 5 or 6 pairs. Flowers in bisexual clusters. Female flowers subsessile; sepals 6, biseriate, outer wider and thicker than inner, ovate, elliptic, or oblong, ca. 1 mm; ovary globose, 3- or 4-locular; style columns cylindric, less than 1 mm. Capsules triangular, depressed globose, 6-8 mm in diam., red, with a persistent style column. Fl. May-Sep, fr. Jul-Nov.

● Open forests or scrub; 200-1000 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Yunnan.


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