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Parastyrax lacei (W. W. Smith) W. W. Smith


Description from Flora of China

Styrax lacei W. W. Smith, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1911: 344. 1911.

Trees to 15 m tall. Branchlets robust, grayish stellate pubescent or glabrous, prominently lenticellate. Petiole 1--1.5 cm; leaf blade elliptic to elliptic-oblong, 8--18 X 3--5 cm, papery to leathery, abaxially gray stellate pubescent, adaxially glabrous, base cuneate, margin entire or callose-denticulate, secondary veins 5--8 pairs, tertiary veins reticulate and abaxially raised. Inflorescences a spikelike thyrse, 3--4 cm, 10--20-flowered. Pedicel 2 mm. Flowers 1 cm. Calyx ca. 1 X 2 mm, limb truncate to slightly undulate, densely stellate tomentose. Corolla lobes broadly lanceolate, 7--8 X 3--4 mm. Stamens 10; filaments ca. 6 mm, free part shorter than anthers, stellate tomentose. Drupes ellipsoid to broadly fusiform, with large lenticels, ca. 3 X 1 cm, with persistent calyx. Fl. Jun-Mar, fr. Jun-Aug.

Forest slopes; 800--1500 m. SW Yunnan [Myanmar].


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