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Brachytome hainanensis

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, 2.5-3 m tall; branches flattened becoming subterete, glabrous. Petiole 0.4-1.5 cm, glabrous; leaf blade drying papery and usually brown, elliptic-oblong, elliptic, or elliptic-lanceolate, 7-20.5 × 2.5-7 cm, adaxially glabrous, abaxially glabrous or puberulent, base cuneate to obtuse, apex acute to acuminate; secondary veins 8-12 pairs; stipules triangular to broadly triangular, 3-8 mm, glabrous, acuminate or cuspidate. Inflorescences not seen. Flowers not seen. Infructescences corymbiform-cymose, 3-8 × 3-5 cm, several to many fruited; peduncle 1.5-2 cm; bracts triangular to ovate, 0.5-1 mm, mostly situated at nodes (i.e., branching points); pedicels 3-9 mm. Berry red, ellipsoid to subglobose except with narrow cylindrical base, rounded portion 5-6 × ca. 5 mm plus basal narrow portion ca. 1 mm; seeds yellow, ca. 1.5 mm wide. Fr. Mar.

Forests. Hainan [Vietnam].


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