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Actinodaphne kweichowensis

Description from Flora of China

Small trees or trees, 3-10 m tall. Branchlets densely tomentose. Bud scales sometimes persistent, 8-12 × 6-10 mm, sparsely surrounding bases of branchlets. Leaves clustered at apex of branchlet, subverticillate; petiole up to 4 cm, stout, densely tomentose; leaf blade elliptic, oblong-elliptic, or obovate-elliptic, 11-27 × 3.2-10 cm, densely gray-yellow tomentose abaxially, glabrous adaxially, pinninerved, lateral veins 6-13 pairs, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, apex shortly acuminate. Umbels solitary or 2 or 3 in leaf axils or lateral side of branchlet, sessile, 5- or 6-flowered. Pedicel ca. 2 mm, densely yellow pubescent. Perianth segments 6. Male flowers: fertile stamens 9; filaments pubescent at base, of 3rd whorls each with 2 long stipitate rounded glands near base; rudimentary pistil clavate, densely pubescent. Fruit subglobose, 1.5-1.7 cm in diam., seated on entire disk-shaped perianth tube; fruiting pedicel 4-5 mm. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Oct.

● Mixed mountain forests; 1000-1300 m. SW Guangxi, SW Guizhou.


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