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Nyssa wenshanensis

Description from Flora of China

Nyssa wenshanensis var. longipedunculata W. P. Fang & Soong.

Trees to 20 m tall. Bark dark gray; lenticels light white; branches glabrous. Petiole 1.5-2 cm, slender, glabrous; leaf blade abaxially light green, adaxially dark green, oblong to narrowly elliptic, 8-10 × 4-5 cm, thinly papery, glabrous, lateral veins 10-12 pairs, base subrounded or obtuse, margin entire, apex acute. Staminate flowers sessile, ca. 30 in head; disk plate-form, shortly pilose; peduncle 0.8-1.2 mm, sparsely tomentose. Calyx lobes 4 or 5, light green, subglobose, ca. 0.5 × 0.8 mm, margin usually revolute. Petals suboblong, ca. 3 × 1.8 mm, margin usually revolute. Stamens 8-10, in 2 series, 1.5-3 mm, glabrous. Female flowers and fruit not seen. Fl. May, fr. unknown.

● Evergreen forests; ca. 1900 m. SE Yunnan.


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