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Grewia piscatorum Hance


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs small, many branched, extending, slender. Branchlets sparsely stellate. Stipule filiform, ca. 2 mm; petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade ovate or elliptic, 1-2.3 × 1-2 cm, nearly membranous, glabrous adaxially, greenish when dry, luminous, glabrous or sparsely pilose abaxially, lateral basal veins ca. 1/2 as long as leaf blade, lateral veins 2-3 pairs, base rounded or slightly cordate, margin serrate, apex obtuse or shortly acute. Cymes 1 or 2 in subterminal axils, usually 3-flowered; peduncle ca. 5 mm. Pedicel as long as peduncle or slightly shorter. Bracts subulate, 2-4 mm. Sepals narrowly oblong, 5-7 mm, abaxially hairy, adaxially glabrous. Petals 1.5-2 mm. Androgynophore very short. Stamens many, 4-5 mm. Ovary hairy; style glabrous. Drupe 2- or 4-lobed, furrowed; drupelets 1 per lobe.

This species is very similar to Grewia biloba var. microphylla. It differs in having leaves that are nearly membranous, not thinly leathery, and abaxially nearly glabrous, not stellate hairy.

● Coastal areas. Fujian, Hainan, Taiwan.


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