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1a. Celtis philippensis var. philippensis

大果油朴(原变种) da guo you po (yuan bian zhong)

Description from Flora of China

Trees to 30 m tall, glabrous except for tomentose stipules. Bark grayish white to grayish brown. Branchlets dark gray, with scattered lenticels. Stipules ovate-lanceolate, 4-8 mm. Petiole 0.5-1.5(-2) cm, robust; leaf blade greenish yellow when dry, oblong, 8-18 × 3-7 cm, each side with 1 conspicuous lateral vein reaching blade apex. Drupe 1-1.5 cm. Stone ovoid, to 1.3 cm, conspicuously 4-6(-8)-ribbed. Fl. Feb-Mar, fr. May-Oct.

The seed oil is edible.

Monsoon rain forests in limestone areas; 500-1000 m. Taiwan, S Yunnan [S India, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, S Vietnam; Africa, Australia, Pacific Islands].


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