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Rhodoleia henryi

Description from Flora of China

Trees, to 15 m tall. Petiole ca. 5 cm; leaf blade ovate-elliptic, ca. 11 × 3–6 cm, abaxially drying yellow-green, glabrous, adaxially drying dark green, base broadly cuneate, apex acuminate; lateral veins ca. 6 on each side at ca. 30° to midrib, abaxially raised, adaxially sunken. Inflorescences 3–3.5 cm, 5-flowered; peduncle 1–1.5 cm; involucral bracts many, rusty tomentose; bracteoles absent. Petals dark red, spatulate, ca. 30 × 6 mm. Stamens 7–9, as long as petals. Ovary glabrous; styles 1.8–2 cm. Capsules not seen. Fl. Mar–May.

Slopes in evergreen forests; 2000--2450 m. SE Yunnan.


 

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