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Meliosma longipes Merr.


Description from Flora of China

Meliosma depauperata Chun ex F. C. How; M. lepidota Blume subsp. longipes (Merrill) Beusekom.

Shrubs or small trees, ca. 1 m tall or more, evergreen. Branchlets glabrous. Leaves simple, usually clustering terminally; petiole 3-5(-10) cm, shallowly grooved; leaf blade abaxially pale green turning grayish brown when dried, adaxially deep green turning brown when dried, narrowly obovate or oblanceolate, rarely narrowly elliptic, 15-25 × 4-9 cm, subleathery, midvein and lateral veins concave and sparsely pubescent, lateral veins 15-18 pairs, ascending, anastomosing, reticulate veins sparse, base acute to cuneate, margin entire, apex acute to acuminate or cuspidate. Panicle terminal or axillary on apical branches, 10-200 cm, sparsely branched, slightly pubescent. Pedicel 1-1.5(-3) mm, sometimes flowers sessile. Drupe subglobose or obovoid, 8-10 mm in diam.; fruiting pedicel 2-3 mm, stout, puberulent; endocarp subglobose, somewhat oblique, convex, with sparse, scattered netlike strips, midrib distinctly projecting. Fl. summer, fr. Aug-Sep.

Wet subtropical jungles, evergreen broad-leaved forests; below 1200 m. SW Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan [Vietnam].


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