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Memecylon luchuenense C. Chen


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, to 30 cm tall, many-branched. Branches brown, 4-sided, winged, later terete and glabrescent. Petiole 1-3 mm, slightly winged; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to linear-elliptic, 3.5-5.5 × 0.6-1.3 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate and decurrent, margin entire, apex obtuse to acuminate. Flowers unknown. Infructescences axillary, 1 or 2 per leaf axil, cymose, ca. 1 cm, 2- or 3-fruited; peduncle 2-4 mm, 4-sided, glabrous. Fruit globular, ca. 7 mm in diam., glabrous, apex 4-dentate with broadly triangular ca. 0.5 mm teeth; fruiting pedicel ca. 2 mm, terete. Fr. Oct.

● Thickets, among stones, river banks; 400-500 m. Yunnan.


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