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41. Symplocos pendula Wight, Icon. Pl. Ind. Orient. 4(1): 11. 1848.

吊钟山矾 diao zhong shan fan

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs or trees. Young branches glabrous, sparsely appressed fine hairy, or rarely rusty tomentose. Petiole 1--2 cm; leaf blade elliptic, obovate-elliptic, ovate, or sometimes orbicular, 2.5--12.5 X 1--6 cm, subleathery, base cuneate to rounded, margin entire or sparsely crenate, apex mucronate-acuminate to acute, lateral veins 4--11 pairs. Racemes 1--4.5 cm; bracts oblong-ovate, 1--2 mm, apex obtuse; bractlets narrowly ovate, 1--1.2 mm, apex acute. Pedicel 3--6 mm. Calyx together with ovary campanulate, together 3--5 mm; lobes very short and rounded. Corolla tubular trumpet-shaped, 0.5--1.7 cm, lobes 5 and as long as tube. Stamens many; filaments connate into a tube which is adnate to corolla tube except for apical 3--5 mm; stamen tube glabrous or hairy inside; free part of filaments fleshy, 1--3.5 X ca. 1 mm, constricted at apex into a short filiform part; anthers 30--80, inserted at various heights within stamen tube. Ovary ca. 1.5 mm, semi-inferior with superior part subhemispheric, densely grayish hairy, 2-locular. Drupes spindle shaped, 10--15 X 3--6 mm, pubescent, apex with persistent erect calyx lobes. Fl. Jun-Aug.

500--1600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, S Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Taiwan, Yunnan, Zhejiang [India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Vietnam]


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