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Spondias lakonensis Pierre


Description from Flora of China

Deciduous trees, 8-15 m tall; branchlets grayish brown, minutely pubescent. Petiole and rachis terete, minutely pubescent; leaf blade 25-67 cm, imparipinnate with 11-23 opposite to alternate leaflets; leaflet petiolule ca. 2 mm, minutely pubescent; leaflet blade oblong or oblong-lanceolate, 6-13 × 1.5-4 cm, minutely pubescent abaxially along veins, with tufts of hairs in axils of lateral veins, base oblique, broadly cuneate to somewhat rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, without submarginal collecting veins. Inflorescences paniculate, axillary, 15-35 cm, minutely grayish brown pubescent, loosely branched. Flowers subtended by puberulent 0.5-1 mm bracts, with articulate and minutely pubescent 2.5-3.4 mm pedicels. Calyx ca. 0.6 mm, minutely pubescent, lobes obtuse apically. Petals white, oblong to ovate-oblong, ca. 2.5 × 1 mm, glabrous, 3-veined. Stamens ca. 2.5 mm. Ovary 4(or 5)-locular; style 1. Drupe ovate to obovate, ± angled, red at maturity, 8-10 × 6-7 mm; endocarp 4-angled in cross section, 4-locular with 1 seed per locule.

Forests. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, S and SE Yunnan [Laos, Thailand, Vietnam].


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