Scolopia saeva

Site
CONIF
BLD
BLE
SCL
LEG
ZONPALM
ARBFERN
D-HERB
M-HERB
AZONAL WOODY
AZONAL NON-WOODY
AQUATIC
PROBLEMATIC TAXA
CONIF
0.00
BLD
0.00
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:
Flacourtiaceae | Scolopia

2. Scolopia saeva (Hance) Hance; Ann. Sci. Nat.; Bot.; sér. 4. 18: 217. 1862.

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Phoberos saevus Hance; Ann. Sci. Nat.; Bot.; sér. 4; 3: 825. 1852; Scolopia cinnamomifolia Gagnepain; S. henryi Sleumer.

Shrubs or small trees; evergreen; 4-8(-10) m tall; bark grayish; not flaking; trunk spiny; spines simple or compound; to 11 cm; twig tips puberulous (view at x 20 mag.); early glabrescent; branchlets glabrous. Petiole 5-10 mm; glabrous; leaf blade ovate; elliptic; or elliptic-lanceolate; 5-8 x 2-5 cm; leathery; adaxially shiny; both surfaces glabrous; lateral veins 3-5 pairs; slender; basal 2 pairs high ascending; reticulate veins clear on both surfaces (at x 10 mag.); not sparse; base mostly acute; cuneate or sides concave; sometimes attenuate; margin subentire to remotely and shallowly repand-serrate; glands at junction of blade and petiole absent; apex acuminate; acumen 0.5-2 cm. Racemes axillary or terminal; 2-5 cm; usually ca. 1/2 x to as long as leaves; puberulous. Pedicels 5-10 mm; puberulous though appearing glabrous (view at x 20 mag.; even then hairs sometimes scarcely visible). Flowers whitish green. Sepals 4 or 5; ovate; 1.2-1.5 mm; outside glabrous or sparsely hairy toward base; margin ciliate. Petals obovate-oblong; 1.5-2 mm; outside glabrous; margin ciliate. Disk glands 4 or 5(-?10). Stamens ca. 6 mm; anthers ovoid; connective with appendage at apex; glabrous or glabrescent. Ovary ovoid; placentas 2 or 3; each with 1 or 2 ovules; style 3-5 mm; stigma minutely lobed. Berry reddish; obovoid-orbicular; 6-8 mm. Seeds 1 or 2; ovoid-oblong; angled. Fl. May-Oct; fr. Aug-Apr of following year.

Dry plains; mixed forests in mountains; 400-1500 m. Fujian; Guangdong; Guangxi; Hainan; Yunnan [Vietnam].