Reevesia thyrsoidea

Species: Reevesia thyrsoidea

English Name: Bunch-like Reevesia

Chinese Name: 兩廣梭羅樹

Family: Sterculiaceae

Trees, evergreen; bark gray-brown. Branchlets brownish black when dried, sparsely stellate puberulent. Petiole 1-3 cm, swollen at both ends; leaf blade oblong to elliptic, 5-7 × 2.5-3 cm, leathery, both surfaces glabrous, lateral veins 5-7 on each side of midrib, base rounded or obtuse, apex acute or acuminate. Inflorescence cymose-corymbose, densely flowered, puberulent. Calyx campanulate, ca. 6 mm, abaxially stellate puberulent, adaxially hairy on upper part, 5-lobed, lobes ca. 2 mm, apex acute. Petals 5, white, spatulate, slightly extending outward, ca. 10 mm. Androgynophore 2-3 cm. Ovary globose, 5-celled, hairy. Capsule on ca. 2 cm stipe, oblong-pyriform, 5-angular, ca. 3 cm, puberulent. Seeds ca. 2 cm including wing. Fl. Mar-Apr.

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– Wu ZY, Raven PH, Hong DY (eds) (2007). Flora of China, Volume 12: Hippocastanaceae through Theaceae. Science Press, Beijing, and Missouri Bot Garden Press, St. Louis