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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Styracaceae | Sinojackia

2. Sinojackia sarcocarpa L. Q. Lou, Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Sunyatseni. 31(4): 78. 1992.

肉果秤锤树 rou guo cheng chui shu

Description from Flora of China

Trees or shrubs, 7--10 m tall. Branchlets red-brown, sparsely stellate pubescent. Petiole 5--12 mm; leaves of two types; leaves at base of flowering branches with blade ovate, 2--5 X 1.5--2 cm, base rounded to slightly cordate; other leaves with blade blade ovate to obovate, 6--15 X ca. 6.5 cm, base rounded; all blades papery, glabrous or sparsely stellate pubescent, margin remotely serrulate, apex acute to acuminate, secondary veins 5--7 pairs. Inflorescences 2--4-flowered, 4--6 cm. Pedicel 2.5--2.7 cm, sparsely stellate puberulous. Flowers white, pendulous, 1.5--2 cm. Calyx tube 4--6 mm, densely stellate pubescent; teeth 5 or 6, obtuse. Corolla lobes elliptic, 9--15 X 6--8 mm. Filaments 4--6 mm, densely stellate tomentose. Style filiform, 8--11 mm. Fruit ovoid to subglobose including a conical rostrum, 2.3--3 X 1.5--2.3 cm, glabrous, rugose, lenticelate, slightly sucullent, exocarp ca. 1 mm thick, mesocarp 5--9 mm thick, endocarp ca. 1 mm thick. Seeds dark brown, subfusiform. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Oct-Nov.

* Thickets on mountain slopes or along streambanks; ca. 400 m. Sichuan (Leshan Xian).


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