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96. Lithocarpus macilentus Chun & C. C. Huang in C. C. Huang & Y. T. Chang, Guihaia. 8: 30. 1988.

粉叶柯 fen ye ke

Description from Flora of China

Trees 7-12 m tall; branches of current year, petioles, and rachis of inflorescences tawny tomentose. Petiole under 1 cm; leaf blade lanceolate to rarely oblanceolate, 6-11 × 2-3 cm, thinly leathery, with tufts of minute crisp hairs on both surfaces when young, abaxially scurfy, narrowed at both ends, base broadly cuneate and decurrent on petiole, margin entire, apex acuminate with a caudate tip; secondary veins 6-8 on each side of midvein; tertiary veins abaxially inconspicuous. Male inflorescences in a panicle. Female inflorescence with cupules in clusters of ca. 3. Cupule bowl-shaped, 6-8 mm × 1.5-2 cm, enclosing basal part of nut, wall thin but basally ± thickened. Nut broadly conical to depressed globose, 1.3-1.5 × 1.5-1.7 cm, glabrous; scar 7-8 mm in diam., concave. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Oct-Nov of following year.

* Broad-leaved evergreen forests on stream banks; below 400 m. W Guangdong, E Guangxi


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