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Turpinia pomifera (Roxb.) DC.


Description from Flora of China

Trees, 8(-15) m tall, or shrubs; branches gray, glabrous, nodes swollen. Leaves odd-pinnate, 15-50 cm; stipules 2, borne between petioles of two opposite leaves, deltoid, caducous; leaflets 3-9; stipel lanceolate-rounded to suboval, caducous; terminal petiolule ca. 5 cm, lateral ones 5-15 mm; leaflet blades oblong-elliptic, rarely suboval, 8-14(-20) × (2.5-)5-7(-8) cm, thinly coriaceous, glabrous, lateral veins 7 or 8(or 9) pairs, conspicuous on both sides, base broadly cuneate, margin serrate, apex acuminate with cusp. Panicle terminal, to 21 cm. Flowers 3.5-4 mm in diam. Anthers lanceolate-oblong, usually acuminate. Berry up to 2.5 cm in diam., surface of exocarp coarse when young, 2-5 mm thick at maturity. Fl. Jan-Apr, fr. Jun-Aug.

Forests, forest margins, roadsides; 300-1400(-1500) m. S and W Guangxi, S Yunnan [Bhutan, India, Malaysia, Nepal, N Vietnam].


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