Microtropis biflora Merr. & F.L. Freeman
  • Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts


This taxon is accepted by Celastraceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Description

Shrubs, to 2 m tall; branchlets terete, generally pallid, internodes long, generally 4-8.5 cm. Petiole 3-5 mm; leaf blade ovate-oblong or rectangular-elliptic, 6-10.5 × 1.8-4.5 cm, thickly papery, dark gray when dry, base broadly cuneate, apex acuminate or narrowly acuminate; veins fine, secondary veins 8-11 pairs, oblique, straight. Inflorescences terminal, axillary or on branched axis, 2-flowered, rarely 3-flowered; peduncle very short, up to 1.5 mm. Flowers 5-merous, sessile, white or light yellow; sepals erect; petals rectangular, sometimes broad near apex, ca. 3 mm. Stamens short; filament ca. 1 mm. Ovary ovate; stigma short, thick. Capsule broadly elliptic, 1.3-1.5 cm × ca. 9 mm. Fl. Dec to early spring, fr. winter.

 Information From

Celastraceae
World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
  • B Missouri Botanical Garden
World Flora Online consortium
http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).