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Illicium jiadifengpi

Description from Flora of China

Illicium jiadifengpi var. baishanense B. N. Chang & S. H. Qu.

Trees to 20 m tall. Perules ovate to lanceolate, 3-5 mm. Leaves in clusters of 3-5 at distal nodes; petiole 1.5-3 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic, 7-16 × 2-4.5 cm, midvein adaxially conspicuously prominent, secondary veins 5-8 on each side of midvein and on both surfaces flat or slightly prominent, base decurrent along petiole, apex caudate to acuminate. Flowers axillary or subterminal. Flower peduncle 2-3 cm. Tepals 33-55, white or pale yellowish, narrowly tonguelike, 14-17 × ca. 3 mm (largest), thinly papery, submembranous, or fleshy. Stamens 28-32, 2.7-3 mm; filaments ca. 2 mm; connective shape unknown; anthers ca. 1 mm; pollen grains tricolpate. Carpels 12-14, 3.5-4 mm; ovary 1.5-2 mm; style 1.5-2 mm. Fruit peduncle 3-4 cm. Fruit with 12-14 follicles; follicles 15-19 × 5-8 × 2-4 mm. Seeds ca. 8 × 4-5 × 2-3 mm. Fl. Mar-Jun, fr. Aug-Oct.

The fruit can cause serious poisoning.

● Forests; 1000-2000 m. N Guangdong, NE Guangxi, Hubei, S Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang (Qingyuan).


 

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