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Illicium tsangii

Description from Flora of China

Illicium micranthum Dunn subsp. tsangii (A. C. Smith) Q. Lin.

Shrubs to 3 m tall. Perules ovate, 1-1.2 cm. Leaves in clusters of 3 or 4 at distal nodes; petiole 0.8-1.5 cm; leaf blade lanceolate to narrowly obovate-elliptic, 5-13 × 1.5-4.5 cm, thickly leathery, midvein adaxially conspicuously impressed, secondary veins 6-8 on each side of midvein and inconspicuous, base narrowly cuneate to attenuate and usually decurrent along petiole, apex shortly caudate. Flowers axillary or subterminal. Flower peduncle 1.4-3.2 cm. Tepals 14-17, red, shape, size, and texture unknown. Stamens 7-10, 2.5-3.7 mm; filaments 1.3-2 mm; connectives emarginate; anthers 1.2-1.7 mm; pollen grains trisyncolpate. Carpels 7-10, 3-5.5 mm; ovary 1-1.7 mm; style 2-3.8 mm. Fruit peduncle ca. 3 cm. Fruit with 7-10 follicles; follicles ca. 1.8 cm. Seed size unknown. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jul-Aug.

● Thickets, at roadsides; 700-800 m. Guangdong.


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