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Turpinia ovalifolia Elmer


Description from Flora of China

Turpinia lucida Nakai; T. pachyphylla Merrill.

Trees; branches dark brown when dry. Leaves 1-3(or 5)-foliolate, ca. 25 cm; petiole 10-14 mm; leaflet blades oval, 10-15 × 5-7 cm, thinly coriaceous, adaxially olive green, abaxially greenish, lateral veins 6 pairs, conspicuous on both sides, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin glandular serrate, apex acuminate. Panicle terminal, glabrous, ca. 25 cm, many flowered. Flowers ca. 4.5 mm in diam. Sepals leathery, ovate-elliptic, ca. 4 mm, margin ciliate. Petals thin, narrow, ciliate, apex obtuse. Filaments ca. 2.5 mm, glabrous. Ovary 3-locular; style 1; ovules 6 per locule and arranged in 2 rows. Berry globose, ca. 17 mm in diam.

Forests. Taiwan (Huoshao Dao, Lan Yu) [Philippines].


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