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Maesa consanguinea Merr.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 1-1.5(-3) m tall. Branchlets terete, apex glandular granulose, early glabrescent, lenticellate; pith solid. Petiole canaliculate, 1-2.5 cm; leaf blade oblong to oblong-ovate, 7-12(-18.5) × 5-6(-8) cm, papery, glabrous, black punctate-lineate abaxially, base subcuneate or obtuse, margin slightly undulate or remotely denticulate, apex acuminate or subcordate-acuminate; lateral veins 5-7 on each side of midrib, marginal vein absent. Inflorescences axillary, pyramidal paniculate or sometimes racemose, (1-)4-10 cm, glabrous; bracteoles ovate, acute at apex. Flowers unknown. Fruit dark brown, globose, to 3 mm in diam., on pedicel ca. 2 mm, black punctate-lineate; persistent calyx lobes thin margined, red punctate-lineate, not reaching persistent style. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. Jul-Sep.

* Sparse mixed forests, streambanks, hillsides; 500-1300 m. Hainan


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