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Hiptage minor

Description from Flora of China

Hiptage henryana Niedenzu.

Erect shrubs, rarely lianoid shrubs, 60-90 cm tall; bark longitudinally rimose; branchlets puberulent, glabrate. Leaves opposite; petiole 3-6 mm; leaf blade leathery, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 4-8 × 2.3-3.5 cm, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Racemes axillary or terminal, shorter than leaves, yellow-brown appressed pubescent; pedicels articulate at middle; bracteoles deciduous. Flowers fragrant. Sepals triangular or subrounded, ca. 2 mm, yellow-brown appressed pubescent, eglandular. Petals white, subrounded, 7-8 mm, margin fimbriate. Stamens conspicuously shorter than petals. Ovary pubescent. Samara glabrous or puberulent, abaxial wing oblong-elliptic, 2.5-3 cm, apex often 2- or 3-lobed or rounded, lateral wings 1-1.5 cm, apex rounded. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Apr-May.

● Sparse forests, shrub forests on mountain slopes; 200-1400 m. Guizhou, Yunnan.


 

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