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Nothapodytes tomentosa

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 2-3 m tall. Branches angular, sparsely lenticellate; young branches yellow, villous, glabrescent. Leaves alternate; petiole (1-)1.9(-3) cm, pubescent; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, rarely obovate-oblong, 3-12(-17) × 2-8 cm, abaxially densely villous, mixed shortly strigose, glabrescent, adaxially sparsely villous when young, only on midvein and lateral veins villous at maturity, lateral veins 4-7 pairs, abaxially prominent, reticulate veins inconspicuous, base obtuse or rounded, oblique, apex acuminate. Cymes terminal or subterminal, 3.5-4.5 cm, with peduncle densely yellow pubescent. Flowers bisexual, yellow; pedicel 1-3 mm, long yellow somewhat rigidly pilose. Calyx cupular, ca. 2 mm, 5-lobed, lobes triangular, outside glabrous or slightly hairy, inside glabrous. Petals loriform, 4-6 × ca. 1 mm, outside somewhat rigidly long pilose, inside except for base and apex villous, apex slightly inflexed. Stamens alternate with petals; filaments filiform, 3-5 mm, flat, fleshy, bases widened; anthers oblong, ca. 1 mm, introrse. Disk shallowly 5-lobed, glabrous. Ovary globose, ca. 1 mm, densely somewhat rigidly long pilose; style 1-2 mm; stigma capitate. Drupe changing from yellow-green to dark purple, ellipsoid, compressed, ca. 2 mm, ca. 1 mm in diam. Fl. Mar-May, fr. May-Nov.

● Scrub on slopes, valleys, roadsides; (1400-)2000-2500 m. C Yunnan.


 

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