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Styrax formosanus Matsum.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 2--3 m tall. Branchlets densely brownish stellate pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves alternate; petiole 3--4 mm; leaf blade obovate, elliptic-rhomboid, or elliptic, 2--5(--7) X 1.5--2.5 cm, papery, sparsely brownish stellate pubescent but glabrescent, base cuneate, margin apically irregularly coarsely serrate or rarely 2--4-lobed, apex caudate to acuminate, secondary veins 3--5 pairs, tertiary veins reticulate. Racemes terminal, 3--5-flowered, 2.5--4.5 cm. Pedicel 0.8--1.2 cm. Flowers 1.2--1.4 cm, slightly pendulous. Calyx 2.5--3 X 3--4 mm, truncate to obscurely 5-teethed, densely gray stellate tomentose. Corolla tube 2--3 mm; lobes 5(or 6), lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 8--11 X 2.5--3 mm, membranous. Stamens (9 or)10(or 11), shorter than corolla; filaments free part basally densely villose. Fruit ovoid, ca. 1 X 6 mm, irregularly rugose, apex rostrate to apiculate. Seeds brown, ovoid, ca. 6 mm, glabrous. Fr. May-Aug.

* 500--1300 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Zhejiang.


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