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Saurauia yunnanensis

Description from Flora of China

Small trees or shrubs, 4-5 m tall. Branchlets with sparse fine unguiculate scales, with tomentose indumentum or not. Petiole 1.5-2.5 cm, sparsely scaly; leaf blade narrowly obovate-lanceolate, 6-22 × 1.2-5.2 cm, thinly leathery, midvein and lateral veins with sparse unguiculate scales on both surfaces, lateral veins 12-14 pairs, base obtuse, margin serrate, apex shortly acuminate. Inflorescences 2.5-3.3 cm, few flowered, sparsely scaly, with 2 bracts at base of branches; bracts lanceolate, 1.5-3 mm; pedicels ca. 1.2 cm, with 2 bracteoles proximally; bracteoles ovate-triangular, 1-2 mm. Flowers pink, ca. 8 mm in diam. Sepals: outer 2 elliptic, ca. 3.5 mm, inner 3 broadly elliptic to suborbicular, 3.5-5 mm. Petals unknown. Stamens ca. 45. Ovary depressed-globose; styles 4 or 5, connate below middle. Fruit white when mature, ca. 5 mm in diam. Fl. Apr-Jul, fr. Aug-Nov.

● Shaded moist places in forests, thickets, valleys, by marshes; 400-1700 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan.


 

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