Malania oleifera seeds mature in October, 蒜头果 suan tou guo
Trees, 10-20 m tall. Branchlets brown, with scattered lenticels. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, 7-15 × 2.5-6 cm, thickly papery to ± leathery, minutely puberulous when young, glabrescent, base broadly cuneate to obtuse and sometimes slightly unequal, apex acute to acuminate; midvein adaxially impressed; secondary veins 3-5 on each side of midvein, distant, abaxially prominent, adaxially flat or slightly impressed. Umbels 10-15-flowered; peduncle 1-2.5 cm. Pedicel 5-7 mm. Calyx 4(or 5)-dentate, ca. 1 mm, not accrescent. Petals greenish, broadly ovate, ca. 3 mm, puberulous, inside woolly. Stamens 8 or 10. Ovary ovoid-coniform, ca. 1 mm. Style ca. 0.5 mm; stigma minutely 2-lobed. Drupe oblate or pear-shaped, 3-4.5 cm in diam., glabrous. Seed ± globose. Fl. Apr-Sep, fr. May-Dec.

Malania oleifera seeds

  • Forests, mountain slopes, limestone hills; 300-1700 m. W Guangxi, SE Yunnan.