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Lagerstroemia suprareticulata

Description from Flora of China

Small trees or shrubs, ca. 9 m tall. Branchlets gray-brown, terete, glabrous. Petiole 2-5 mm; leaf blade ovate or elliptic-ovate, 4-6.2 × 2.5-3.5 cm, thick, papery, lateral veins 4 or 5 pairs, abaxially reticulate veins obscure, adaxially venation distinctly raised and reticulate, base rounded or broadly cuneate, apex shortly acuminate. Panicles terminal, 11-13(-17) cm, whitish powdery-tomentose. Floral tube (5 or)6-merous, ca. 9 mm, with 10-12 dark veins, dense gray tomentose; sepals ca. 2 mm, adaxially densely gray tomentose; annulus unknown; epicalyx absent. Petals white, ovate, ca. 8 mm including claw ca. 3 mm, base cordate. Stamens 30-40, subequal, possibly monomorphic. Ovary ca. 1.5 mm in diam., glabrous. Fruit unknown.

● Stony mountains. SW Guangxi (Longzhou, Wuming).


 

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