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Rauvolfia cubana A. DC.


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs to 5 m tall, glabrous. Leaves usually in whorls of 3; petiole 2-4 mm; leaf blade obovate, 1-6 X 1-2 cm, leathery; lateral veins inconspicuous. Peduncle 2-4 cm. Pedicel 6-11 mm. Corolla white, tube cylindric, ca. 2 cm; lobes obovate-elliptic, 1-1.4 cm. Stamens inserted at corolla throat. Ovaries connate in basal half. Drupes obovoid, 1-1.2 cm X 5-7 mm, connate along lower half, apex 2-forked. Seeds rugose. Fl. Jul.

S Yunnan [introduced from Cuba]


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