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Meliosma henryi Diels


Description from Flora of China

Trees small, ca. 3 m tall, evergreen. Leaves simple; petiole 1-2 cm, pubescent; leaf blade adaxially dark green and nitid, lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 7-12 × 1.5-3.5 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous except pubescent on midvein early, lateral veins 5-9 pairs, slender, ascending, anastomosing, reticulate veins dense, base narrowly cuneate, margin entire, apex acuminate. Panicle usually terminal, sometimes axillary, 10-20 cm, branched 2(or 3) times; branches straight, pubescent. Pedicel 1-4 mm. Flowers ca. 2 mm in diam. Sepals elliptic-ovate, ca. 1 mm, apex obtuse, ciliate. Petals: 3 outer ones flat-orbicular, ca. 2 mm wide; 2 inner ones ovate-elliptic, slightly longer than fertile stamens, entire. Disk shallow, 5-lobed. Pistil 1.2-2 mm; ovary glabrous; style slightly longer than ovary. Drupe obovoid, 7-8 mm in diam.; endocarp subglobose, slightly oblique, 4-5 mm in diam., convex, without or with inconspicuous, scattered netlike strips, midrib extremely inconspicuous. Fl. summer, fr. Sep-Oct.

Evergreen broad-leaved forests; 700-1400 m. N and SW Guangxi, Guizhou, W Hubei, E Sichuan, C and S Yunnan [India].


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