Pleurostylia opposita

Site
CONIF
BLD
BLE
SCL
LEG
ZONPALM
ARBFERN
D-HERB
M-HERB
AZONAL WOODY
AZONAL NON-WOODY
AQUATIC
PROBLEMATIC TAXA
CONIF
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BLD
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BLE
1.00
SCL
0.00
LEG
0.00
ZONPALM
0.00
ARBFERN
0.00
D-HERB
0.00
M-HERB
0.00
AZONAL WOODY
0.00
AZONAL NON-WOODY
0.00
AQUATIC
0.00
PROBLEMATIC TAXA
0.00

Comments

Vasilis Teodoridis:
Celastraceae | Pleurostylia

1. Pleurostylia opposita (Wallich) Alston in Trimen; Handb. Fl. Ceylon. 6(suppl.): 48. 1931.

?? dun zhu

Celastrus oppositus Wallich in Roxburgh; Fl. Ind. 2: 393. 1824.

Trees; to 15 m tall; sometimes shrubs; branchlets subterete or obscurely 4-angled. Petiole short; 2-5 mm; leaf blade ovate to obovate-oblong; rarely suborbicular; 3-8 x 1.5-5.2 cm; papery; base cuneate; margin entire; sometimes slightly recurved; apex obtuse; acute; rarely acuminate; very rarely retuse; veins 5 or 6 pairs; thin and obvious. Cymes of 1 or 2 branches; few flowered; peduncle very short; 2-3 mm; pedicel 1-2 mm. Flowers green; calyx lobes rounded or subreniform; ca. 0.5 x 0.75-1 mm; petals elliptic or broadly ovate; 1.25-1.5 x ca. 1 mm; reflexed at anthesis; obtuse or slightly acute. Disk margin slightly crenate. Stamens attached just abaxially on disk margin; filament subulate; fleshy; slightly flattened; anther slightly ovoid. Ovary adnate to disk at base; style very short; stigma capitate. Nut ellipsoid or sometimes slightly obovoid; 5-7 x 4-5 mm. Seed sustained by persistent floral parts. Fl. May-Dec; fr. Jul-Jan.

Lower primary and secondary light rain forests; near sea level to 700 m. Hainan [S India; Indonesia; Malaysia; New Guinea; Philippines; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Vietnam; Australia (Queensland); Pacific islands (New Caledonia)].