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Garcinia tetralata

Description from Flora of China

Trees 5-8(-15) m tall, ca. 15 cm in diam. Branches usually pendulous; twigs greenish, angular. Petiole 0.8-1.2 cm; leaf blade elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 8-13(-15) × 3-6 cm, papery, midvein raised abaxially, impressed adaxially; secondary veins 13-16 pairs, raised on both surfaces, slender, oblique and connected at leaf margin; tertiary veins reticulate, base cuneate, slightly decurrent, margin cartilaginous, involute, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Flowers unknown. Fruit solitary, axillary in foliar or leafless axils, globose, 2-2.5 cm in diam., smooth, nearly sessile; stigma persistent, 4-lobed, each lobe 4- or 5-papillate. Seeds 2. Fr. May.

This species is related to Garcinia anomala Planchon & Triana but the latter differs in having 2 bracts under each flower, the stigma broad, discoid, with the margin revolute, slightly lobed, and the fruit 1- or 2-seeded.

● Mixed forests on hills or in basins; 800-1000 m. S and SW Yunnan (Cangyuan, Gengma, Jinghong).


 

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