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Alangium kwangsiense Melch.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or scandent shrubs, deciduous, 1-5 m high, pubescent. Bark dark purple, smooth; branchlets slender, pubescent. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade oblong or narrowly elliptic, 8-17 × 4-8 cm, papery or membranous, midveins 3-5 and lateral veins 5-7 pairs, both surfaces pubescent, base unequal, apex acute or acuminate. Inflorescences axillary, 5-12-flowered, short, slender, pubescent; peduncle 1-1.5 cm. Pedicel 0.5-1.5 cm. Calyx cup-shaped, outside pubescent; lobes 5. Petals 5, reflexed at anthesis, linear, 1-1.5 cm, outside pubescent, inside glabrous, fused at base. Stamens 5, shorter than petals, pubescent; filaments adnate to petals at base, ca. 5 mm, pubescent. Disk subglobose, glabrous. Ovary 1-loculed. Drupe elliptic, 8-12 × ca. 5 mm. Fl. May, fr. Aug.

● Dense forests; below 700 m. Guangdong, Guangxi.


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