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Phoebe chekiangensis

Description from Flora of China

Large trees, to 20 m tall; trunk straight, to 50 cm d.b.h. Bark yellowish brown with distinct brown lenticels. Branchlets angular, densely yellowish brown or gray blackish pubescent or tomentose. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, densely yellowish brown pubescent or tomentose; leaf blade obovate-elliptic or obovate-lanceolate, rarely lanceolate, 7-17 × 3-7 cm, usually 8-13 × 3.5-5 cm, leathery, abaxially grayish brown pubescent and villous on veins, adaxially hairy, becoming glabrate or glabrous, midrib and lateral veins adaxially impressed, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, veinlets dense, abaxially conspicuous, base cuneate or subrounded, apex acute-acuminate or long acuminate. Panicles 5-10 cm, densely yellowish brown tomentose. Pedicel 2-3 mm. Flowers ca. 4 mm. Perianth lobes ovate, hairy on both surfaces. Filaments gray-white villous. Staminodes sagittate, hairy. Ovary ovoid, glabrous; style slender; stigma dish-shaped. Fruit ellipsoid-ovoid, 1.2-1.5 cm, white farinose when mature; persistent perianth lobes leathery, clasping base of fruit. Seed with numerous embryos, unequal on both sides. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep-Oct.

This name was originally published by C. B. Shang (Acta Phytotax. Sin. 12: 295. 1974) but not validly so because two gatherings were indicated as types (Vienna Code, Art. 37.2).

● Wild or cultivated, former ones growing in broad-leaved mountain forests. N Fujian, E Jiangxi, N Zhejiang.


 

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