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Turpinia macrosperma C. C. Huang


Description from Flora of China

Trees, ca. 8 m tall, some up to 20 m; branches black-brown when dry. Leaves odd-pinnate; petiole 1-1.5 cm, glabrous; rachis up to 30 cm; leaflets (5-)7; leaflet blades oval to oblong-oval, 12-16.5 × 5.5-7 cm, papery or thinly papery, glabrous, lateral veins 7-9 pairs, conspicuous abaxially, base obtuse- rounded, margin serrate, apex acuminate to obtuse with cusp. Panicle terminal. Flower not seen. Ovary 2- or 4-locular; ovule 1 per locule. Berry green, irregularly globose, 1-1.2 cm in diam., exocarp thin, ca. 0.2 mm. Seeds yellowish, 8-10 mm in diam., lustrous.

● Moist forests; 1100-1400 m. Yunnan (Gongshan).


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