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Gymnosporia tiaoloshanensis

Description from Flora of China

Maytenus tiaoloshanensis (Chun & F. C. How) C. Y. Cheng.

Small shrubs, erect when young, vinelike with age, 1-2 m tall; thorns not seen. Petiole 2-5 mm; leaf blade elliptic-lanceolate or oblanceolate, 3.5-6.5 × 0.5-1.5 cm, thickly papery or slightly leathery, base cuneate, margin serrate, apex obtuse; lateral veins 6-9 pairs, weakly webbed with veinlets, tenuous and obvious. Cymes axillary, long and slender, 1 or 2 × dichotomously branched or 3-5 × monochasially branched; peduncle very tenuous, 0.5-1 cm; pedicel 3-5 mm, both slightly elongate when fruiting; bracts and bractlets triangular-lanceolate, ca. 1 mm. Flowers white, 2-2.5 mm in diam.; sepals semi-orbicular; petals oblong. Disk thick, cupulate. Ovary subglobose; style absent; stigma slightly 2-lobed. Capsule obcordate, 5-8 mm, white, usually 2-valved. Aril small, covering seed at base. Fl. and fr. Dec-Feb.

● Sparse or dense forests, mountain valleys, riversides, roadsides. Hainan.


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