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Maesa tenera Mez


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 1-2(-4) m tall, glandular granulose, early glabrescent. Branchlets angular to obtusely ridged, lenticellate; pith hollow. Petiole canaliculate, 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade broadly elliptic to ovate, 7.5-11 × 3.5-5.5 cm, membranous, dull adaxially, inconspicuously pellucid punctate and sparsely glandular granulose abaxially, base cuneate, margin serrate, teeth not callose, apex caudate-acuminate; lateral veins 7-10 on each side of midrib, marginal vein absent. Inflorescences axillary, racemose or paniculate, 7-10 cm, glabrous; bracteoles ovate to lanceolate, margin ciliate, apex acute. Flowers 1.5-2 mm. Pedicel 1.5-2 mm, glabrous. Calyx lobes broadly ovate, margin entire, sometimes ciliate, apex acute. Corolla campanulate, twice as long as calyx lobes; lobes broadly ovate, as long as tube, orange punctate-lineate, margin crenulate, apex rounded. Stamens of pistillate flowers reduced, those of male flowers inserted on distal part of corolla tube; filaments longer than anthers; anthers oblong. Pistil and pistillode included. Style persistent; stigma 4-lobed. Fruit globose or subovoid, ca. 3 mm in diam., striate, 1/4-1/3 exposed above attachment of persistent calyx lobes. Fl. Feb, fr. Aug-Sep.

* Open edges of mixed forests; 100-600 m. C and S Guangdong

生活型: 灌木

栽培植物: 野生

特征: 灌木;与鲫鱼胆近似,但叶较薄,椭圆形,边缘有锯齿,无毛,果白色

花期: 3--4

果期: 7

生境: 生于林缘灌丛中

门中名: 种子植物门

亚门中名: 被子植物亚门

纲中名: 双子叶植物纲

中文别名: 薄叶空心花


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