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Trees to 20 m tall. Bark dark gray, shallowly fissured, lenticellate. Petiole 1.5-2 cm, flattened; leaf blade abaxially light green, adaxially dark green, oblong to narrowly oblong, 10-15 cm long, 4-8 cm wide, papery to subleathery, abaxially sparsely pubescent, adaxially glabrous, midvein and 6-10 pairs of lateral veins distinct abaxially, inconspicuous adaxially, base subrounded, margin slightly sinuate, apex acute. Inflorescences umbels or racemes; peduncle 3-5 cm, sparsely pilose when young, glabrescent. Staminate flowers on old branches. Pedicels ca. 5 mm. Calyx lobes small. Petals shortly oblong, shorter than filaments. Stamens 5-10. Female flowers axillary on young branches. Pedicels 1-2 mm. Calyx lobes entire. Petals ca. 1.5 mm. Staminodes 8-10. Drupe bluish, oblong or obovoid, 1-1.2 cm, ca. 6 mm in diameter, 4-5 mm thick, ± laterally flattened. Seeds slightly flattened, with 5-7 lengthwise grooves.


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© Wen, Jun

Source: Plants of Tibet

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