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Nothapodytes pittosporoides (Oliv.) Sleum.


Description from Flora of China

Mappia pittosporoides Oliver, Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 18: t. 1762. 1888; Neoleretia pittosporoides (Oliver) Baehni.

Shrubs small, rarely trees, 1.5-5(-10) m tall. Bark gray; branches mostly gray-green, terete, rarely angular; younger branches strigose, glabrescent. Petiole 1-3 cm, adaxially broadly sulcate, commonly strigose at least in grooves; leaf blade abaxially light green, black when dry, adaxially dark green, shiny, oblong or oblanceolate, (7-)10-15(-24) × 2-4.5(-6) cm, thinly leathery, golden strigose, abaxially glabrous at maturity, midvein usually yellow, abaxially prominent, commonly hirsute, lateral veins 6-8 pairs, arcuate ascending, reticulate far from margin, abaxially very conspicuously prominent, often hirsute, base cuneate, apex long acuminate. Cymes terminal; peduncle usually flat, hirsute. Calyx green, campanulate, ca. 2 mm, membranous, outside sparsely strigose, margin ciliate, 5-toothed, teeth deltoid. Petals yellow, loriform, 6.3-7.4 × 1-2 mm, outside strigose, inside long villous, apex reflexed, ca. 1 mm. Filaments 4-5 mm, bases slightly thickened; anthers ovoid, ca. 1 mm. Disk persistent in fruit, fleshy, irregularly lobed or deeply crenulate, inside sparsely hirsute. Ovary subglobose, 1.1-1.4 mm in diam. at anthesis, densely hirsute; style green, 1.5-2 mm; stigma capitate. Drupe green when young, becoming yellow, then red when ripe, ellipsoid to oblong-ovoid, slightly flattened, 1-2 cm × 6-8 mm, usually minutely pubescent when mature, apex distinctly umbonate; endocarp thin, rugose; endosperm foetid; cotyledons ovate, ca. 4.5 × 3.5-4 mm; radicle terete, ca. 2 mm. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jun-Aug.

● Forests; 100-1600(-2500) m. Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan.


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