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Meliosma simplicifolia
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Meliosma simplicifolia (by Zhu Renbin, at XTBG)

 

Simple-leaved Meliosma is a small tree, 4-5 m tall. Young shoots are reddish-velvet-hairy. Leaves are simple, oblong-lanceolate to oblanceolate-obovate, 7-40 cm long, 2-16 cm broad, leathery, densely coppery pubescent when young, coarsely to sharply toothed or entire, long-pointed, wedge-shaped at the base, with 7-22 pairs of nerves, stalk 1-2 cm long, velvety. Flowers are borne in panicles at branch ends, 10-40 cm long, branched 3 or 4 times, axis nearly triangular. Flowers are white, about 4 mm across, stalkless, bracteoles 3 or more, sub-orbicular, imbricate. Sepals similar to and larger than bracteoles.

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