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Styrax wuyuanensis S. M. Hwang


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 1.5--3 m tall. Branchlets terete, sparsely brown stellate pubescent. Leaves alternate or opposite on lowermost part of branchlet; petiole 2--5 mm; leaf blade elliptic to elliptic-pyriform, 3.5--6 X 1--3 cm, papery, glabrous but veins sparsely brown stellate pubescent, base broadly cuneate, margin remotely serrulate, apex acuminate to caudately acuminate, secondary veins 3--5-pairs, tertiary veins reticulate. Inflorescences reduced to either a raceme of 2 or 3 flowers at the branch apex or to a single axillary flower. Pedicel slender, 1.5--2 cm, glabrous. Calyx brown, ca. 3 X 3.5 mm, membranous, glabrous; teeth 5 or 6, subulate. Corolla tube ca. 3 mm; lobes stellate tomentose. Stamens shorter or equal to corolla; filaments free part basally whitish stellate villose. Fruit globose, ca. 1 cm in diam., 3-valvate dehiscent, apex shortly pointed. Seeds brown, ovoid, glabrous. Fl. Apr, fr. Aug.

* Damp and shady areas or in forest thickets; ca. 2000 m. S Anhui, NE Jiangxi.


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