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Actinodaphne obscurinervia

Description from Flora of China

Small trees, up to 3 m tall. Branchlets appressed pubescent when young and becoming glabrous or nearly so. Bud scales ovate, 3-8 × 2-6 mm, persistent, surrounding bases of branchlets. Leaves 3-5-verticillate; petiole ca. 5 mm, brown appressed pubescent; leaf blade green, glaucous abaxially, shiny adaxially, narrowly lanceolate, 6.5-9 × 1.5-2.3 cm, thickly leathery, gray appressed tomentose abaxially, glabrous adaxially, pinninerved, midrib prominent abaxially, impressed adaxially, lateral veins 18-26 pairs, fine, arising ca. 60° from midrib, obscure or nearly so abaxially, slightly prominent adaxially, base rotund, apex acuminate. Fruiting inflorescences umbellate; peduncle lacking. Fruit subglobose, 1-1.2 cm in diam., glabrous, seated on cup-shaped perianth tube; fruiting pedicel ca. 7 mm, slightly enlarged, villous. Fr. Jun-Jul.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests; ca. 1200 m. E Sichuan.


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