Maesa species- Pharping, Nepal



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Maesa chisia Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don ?? : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7) - average around  600 kb each.
Location: Pharping, Nepal
Date: 26 April 2018
Altitude: 4800 ft.
Habit : Wild


Pl. check with the keys as given below:
Here are the derived keys from Flora of China (for species in checklist of Nepal- indicated in bold):
1Branchlet apex hirsute, hirtellous, puberulent, pilose, velutinous, or brown scaly. (2)
+Branchlet apex glabrous or glandular granulose, early glabrescent. (16)
    
2 (1)Branchlets brown scaly. (3)
+Branchlets white pilose-tomentulose or brown velutinous tomentulose, hirsute, or hirtellous and reddish glandular granulose. (4)
    
3 (2)Leaf blade leathery, rugose, apex cuspidate-acuminate, acumen 4-6 mm; petiole thick, 2-3.5 cm 1 Maesa rugosa
+Leaf blade papery, not rugose, apex caudate-acuminate, acumen 8-20 mm, petiole thin, 0.7-1.5 cm 2 Maesa chisia
    
4 (2)Branchlets white pilose-tomentulose or brown velutinous-tomentulose. (5)
+Branchlets hirsute or stramineous hirtellous and reddish glandular granulose. (9)
    
5 (4)Branchlets white pilose-tomentulose. (6)
+Branchlets brown velutinous-tomentulose. (7)
    
6 (5)Leaf blade leathery, secondary veins connected by submarginal vein 3 Maesa cavinervis
+Leaf blade membranous, secondary veins free to margin, without submarginal vein 4 Maesa montana
9 (4)Plants hirsute. (10)
+Plants hirtellous and glandular granulose. (13)

13 (9)Petiole 0.4-1 cm; leaf blade base obtuse to rounded. (14)
+Petiole 1-2(-3) cm; leaf blade base acute. (15)
    
14 (13)Calyx lobes acuminate; pedicel 1.5-2 mm 12 Maesa parvifolia
+Calyx lobes acute; pedicel 1.2-1.5 mm 13 Maesa marioniae
    
15 (13)Inflorescences racemose-spicate; pedicel obsolete to 0.8 mm; calyx conic 14 Maesa argentea
16 (1)Branchlet apex glabrous. (17)
+Branchlet apex glandular granulose, early glabrescent. (19)
19 (16)Leaf blade margin undulate, subentire, or entire. (20)
+Leaf blade margin serrate or serrate-dentate. (24)
    
20 (19)Leaf blade membranous or papery; pedicel 1-2 mm. (21)
+Leaf blade leathery or rarely papery; pedicel 2.5-4 mm. (22)
    
21 (20)Branchlets terete, lenticellate; calyx lobes densely punctate-lineate; bracts and bracteoles wider than long; inflorescence rachis and pedicels glabrous 22 Maesa consanguinea
+Branchlets angular, without lenticels; calyx lobes punctate; bracts and bracteoles longer than wide; inflorescence rachis and pedicels minutely glandular granulose 23 Maesa ramentacea (syn: Maesa acuminata Wall.)

 



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