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Turpinia affinis Merr. et Perry


Description from Flora of China

Trees, whole plants glabrous except inflorescence; bark dark brown. Leaves odd-pinnate; stipule caducous; rachis 6-14 cm; leaflets 2-4, rarely 5; petiolule 1-1.5 cm; leaflet blades oblong-elliptic, 7-18 × 2.5-6 cm, leathery, lateral veins 7-10 pairs, slightly conspicuous, base cuneate to obtuse, margin cre nate, apex acuminate, cusp 1-1.25 cm. Panicle ca. 30 cm, spreading, pubescent. Pedicel ca. 1.5 mm. Petals obovate- elliptic, ca. 4 mm, margin ciliate, interior tomentose. Filaments ca. 3 mm, base enlarged to 1 mm wide, pubescent; anthers oblong-oval, 1(-1.2) mm. Floral disk conspicuous, undulate, ca. 1/2 as long as ovary. Ovary ca. 1 mm; style ca. 2 mm, hirsute at base; ovules 6-8. Berry subglobose, 1-1.5 cm in diam., style persistent with stiff hairs, exocarp 0.5-1 mm thick. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Aug-Nov.

● Forests in ravines and valleys; (500-)1000-2000 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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