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Stewartia villosa

Description from Flora of China

Trees 8-20 m tall, evergreen. Current year branchlets spreading villous or appressed pubescent. Petiole 1-2 cm, spreading villous or appressed pubescent, wings ca. 2 mm wide; leaf blade elliptic-oblong, oblong, or lanceolate, (4.5-)6-13(-21) × (2.4-)3-5.5(-7) cm, leathery, both surfaces villous or pubescent but sometimes glabrescent, secondary veins 10-16 on each side of midvein, base rounded to obtuse, margin sparsely serrate, apex abruptly acute to shortly acuminate. Flowers solitary. Pedicel 6-8 mm, villous; bracteoles lanceolate, 0.8-1.5 cm, villous. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, unequal, 1.5-1.8 × (0.4-)0.6-0.8 cm, outside villous, apex acute. Petals yellowish white, obovate, ca. 1.8 × 1.2 cm. Stamens ca. 1 cm; filaments basally connate. Ovary conic, tomentose. Capsule conic, ca. 1.8 cm. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Forests; 200-1200 m. Guangdong, Guangxi, S Jiangxi.


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