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Symplocos pseudobarberina Gontsch.


Description from Flora of China

Trees. Young branchlets yellowish green, glabrous; old branchlets dark gray. Petiole 0.5--1.5 cm; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to ovate, 5--8(--10) X 1.5--4 cm, membranous, glabrous, base cuneate to slightly rounded, margin entire or sparsely sinuolate-dentate, apex acuminate to caudate-acuminate, lateral veins 3--9 pairs. Racemes 3--7 cm, usually branched from base, glabrous; bracts and bractlets persistent under fruit, glabrous, margin ciliate; bracts oblong-ovate, 1--2 mm; bractlets triangular-ovate. Ovary ca. 1 mm, glabrous. Calyx glabrous; lobes ovate, 0.3--0.5 mm. Corolla 1.5--4 mm. Stamens 20--40. Disc 5-lobed to annular, glabrous. Drupes green to yellow, ampulliform to oblong-ovoid, 6--8 X 3--6 mm, apex with persistent erect calyx lobes. Seeds curved. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. May.

Mixed forests; ca. 1000 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hunan, Yunnan [Cambodia, Vietnam].


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