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Meiogyne kwangtungensis

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs to 3 m tall. Bark dark gray. Branches densely villous when young, glabrescent. Petiole 2-3 mm, villous; leaf blade oblong to elliptic, 6-18 × 2.5-5.5 cm, membranous, abaxially glaucous and villous, adaxially glossy and glabrous except for pubescent midvein, midvein adaxially impressed, secondary veins ca. 10 on each side of midvein and prominent on both surfaces, base rounded to sometimes shallowly cordate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, reportedly light red. Fruiting pedicel much longer than monocarps. Monocarps 1-3, sessile, ovoid, 1.8-3 × 1-1.5 cm, obscurely moniliform, very shallowly transversely constricted between seed, densely tomentose, base rounded, apex apiculate. Seeds 10 per monocarp, in 2 series. Fl. Jul, fr. Jul-Aug.

Flowers are needed to confirm the generic placement of this taxon. The Annonaceae Checklist (Rainer & Chatrou, eds., AnnonBase in Species 2010 & ITIS Catalogue of Life; http://herbarium.botanik. univie.ac.at/annonaceae/listTax.php; accessed on 1 Oct 2010) suggests that it might be better placed within Pseuduvaria or Mitrephora. Meiogyne kwangtungensis is only known from the type collection, which is in fruit although the protologue does report the flower color to be light red.

● Open woodland in valleys; ca. 600 m. Hainan.


 

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