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Alangium salviifolium (Linn. f.) Wanger.


Description from Flora of China

Grewia salviifolia Linnaeus f., Suppl. Pl. 409. 1782; Alangium lamarkii Thwaites.

Shrubs or trees, deciduous, to 20 m high. Branchlets sometimes spinescent, tomentose to glabrescent. Petiole ca. 1 cm; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 8-18 × 2.3-7 cm, papery to subleathery, glabrescent, base cuneate, margin entire, apex obtuse. Inflorescence sessile, often clusters of 4-8 flowers, usually fewer, sometimes only a solitary flower, densely rusty tomentose. Pedicels 2-8 mm. Flowers fragrant, cream-colored, 1.2-3 cm. Calyx tube ca. 2.5 mm; lobes 5-10, ca. 3 mm, toothed. Petals 4-6(-10), basally swollen and apically obtuse, 1.2-3 cm, outside tomentose, inside less so. Stamens 10-30; filaments 4-12 mm, apically geniculate and bearded. Disk lobed. Ovary glabrous except near base of inner side, 1- or 2-loculed; ovule 1 per locule, pendulous; style glabrous, 8-24 mm; stigma capitate. Drupe red when ripe, subglobose, 9-24 × 6-16 mm. Fl. Feb, fr. Mar.

Forests; below 1200 m. Guangdong, S Guangxi, Hainan [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; SE Africa].


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