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4. Maclura pubescens (Trécul) Z. K. Zhou & M. G. Gilbert, Fl. China. 5: 36. 2003.

毛柘藤 mao zhe teng

Description from Flora of China

Basionym: Cudrania pubescens Trécul, Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot, sér. 3, 8: 125. 1847; C. jinghongensis S. S. Chang; Maclura cochinchinensis (Loureiro) Corner var. pubescens (Trécul) Corner; Vanieria pubescens (Trécul) Chun.

Woody vines. Branchlets pale brown, grayish green when older, cylindric, striate when dry, densely yellow brown pubescent; lenticels elliptic; spines present on longer branches, often absent on flowering shoots. Petiole ca. 1.5 cm, densely yellow- ish brown pubescent; leaf blade oblong-elliptic to obovate-elliptic, 4-12 × 2.5-5.5 cm, abaxially densely yellowish brown long pubescent, adaxially subglabrous, base broadly cuneate to ± rounded, margin entire, apex acuminate to shortly acuminate; midvein adaxially conspicuous, secondary veins 5 or 6 on each side of midvein, tertiary veins reticulate. Male inflorescences axillary, in pairs, capitulate, ca. 1 cm in diam.; peduncle shorter than capitulum. Male flowers: densely yellow brown pubescent; calyx lobes fleshy, basally connate, apically free; filaments short; pistillode conic. Fruiting syncarp orange red when mature, ± globose, 1.5-2 cm in diam. Drupes ovoid.

Forest margins; 500-1100 m. N Guangdong, Guangxi, S Guizhou, S Yunnan [Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar].


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