Microcos chungii (Merrill) Chun, Sunyatsenia. 4: 196 (1940)

Named after "Chung"?.

Grewia chungii Merr.

Trees 5-15 m tall. Branchlets yellow-brown pubescent. Petiole 1-1.5 cm, stellate; leaf blade oblong or lanceolate, 11-20 by 3.5-6 cm, nearly leathery, very sparsely stellate and glabrescent abaxially, glabrous adaxially, base rounded obtuse, margin entire or sparsely serrate distally, apex long acuminate. Panicles terminal or axillary. Bracts yellow-brown puberulent. Sepals 5, narrowly lanceolate, 8-10 mm, stellate puberulent on both surfaces, more densely abaxially. Petals yellow, narrowly oblong, 3-4 mm, sparsely pubescent abaxially, with hairy glands at base adaxially; glands ca. 1/3 as long as petals. Ovary broadly ovoid, densely villous. Drupe pyriform, turning purplish, 12-22 by 9-12 mm, densely gray-yellow stellate pubescent; stipe robust, hairy.

Montane forests.


Southern China, Hainan and northern Vietnam.

Local names
China: Hai nan po bu ye.