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Styrax macrocarpus Cheng


Description from Flora of China

Trees 6--9 m tall, deciduous. Branchlets terete, densely gray stellate pubescent, glabrescent. Leaves subopposite on basal part of branchlets, alternate or subopposite in apical part of branchlets; petiole very short; leaf blade elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 7--17 X 3.5--7.5 cm, papery, glabrous but veins stellate pubescent, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin entire or apically serrate, apex acute, secondary veins 7--10 pairs, tertiary veins subparallel. Pedicel ca. 1 cm. Flowers solitary, axillary, opening before leaves, ca. 3.3 cm. Calyx 5--7 X 7--9 mm, membranous, subglabrous; teeth 5 or 6, deltoid. Corolla tube 3--4 mm; lobes 5--7, elliptic, ca. 2.2 X 0.9 cm. Stamens shorter than corolla; filaments basally densely white villose. Fruit ovoid to pyriform, 2--3 X 2--2.5 cm, densely gray to brownish stellate tomentose, apex shortly pointed. Seeds dark brown, irregularly deeply rugose. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Sep-Oct.

* Forest thickets, slopes and in ravines; 500--800 m. Guangdong, Hunan.


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