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Sarcosperma arboreum Hook. f.


Description from Flora of China

Trees 20(--28) m tall. Trunk to 40(--50) cm d.b.h., bark grayish brown. Young branchlets sparsely rust colored tomentose. Leaves opposite or subopposite, sometimes alternate; stipules subulate, 3--4 mm, early deciduous; petiole 1--2(--3) cm, without appendages; leaf blade oblong or rarely elliptic, 10--18(--35) X 4--8(--13) cm, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate and usually oblique, apex acuminate to acute, lateral veins (7--)8--11(--13) pairs with conspicuous glandular pits in each axils. Flowers in panicles, rarely racemes, rust colored tomentose, aromatic. Sepals ovate, 2--3 X 1.5--2.5 mm, margin membranous, outside rust colored tomentose, inside glabrous. Corolla green becoming white, 4--5 mm; lobes obovate to oblong, 2.5--3 mm, glabrous. Staminodes narrowly triangular to subulate, 0.5--1 mm, inserted in throat. Ovary subglobose, ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous, apex acuminate. Stigma 3-fid. Drupe, green purple, oblong, 1.5--2.5 X 0.7--1.5 cm, glabrous, 1-seeded. Fl. Sep-Apr, fr. Mar-Jun.

Forests; 500--2500 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan [NE India, Myanmar, Thailand].


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