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Meliosma glandulosa Cufod.


Description from Flora of China

Trees to 15 m tall, evergreen. Branchlets dark brown, glabrous. Leaves odd pinnate, ca. 40 cm; leaflets 7-9, abaxially pale, adaxially black-brown when dry, ovate on lower axis, ovate or oblong-ovate at middle, elliptic terminally, 5-12 × 1.5-4 cm, rarely to 25 cm, subleathery, abaxially scattered with claviform glands, pubescent along veins, crinite on vein axils, adaxially hispidulous on midvein and lateral veins, lateral veins 6-10 pairs, straight or slightly ascending, base broadly cuneate or rounded-obtuse, oblique, margin sparsely serrulate on upper 2/3, apex shortly acuminate. Panicle terminal, 15-24 cm, axis triangular, branched 3 times, lateral branches flat, brown pubescent. Flowers ca. 2 mm in diam., subsessile. Sepals 5, ovate, ca. 1 mm, margin glandulous, apex obtuse. Petals: 3 outer ones light green, broadly ovate, ca. 2 mm; 2 inner ones shorter than filaments, bifid to half, lobes ovate, ciliate. Ovary densely pubescent, shorter than style. Drupe globose, 4-5 mm in diam.; endocarp compressed-globose, with scattered netlike strips, midrib distinctly prominent. Fl. summer, fr. Aug-Oct.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests in mountains; 400-1400 m. N Guangdong, E Guangxi, SC Guizhou.


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