Friday, June 25, 2010

Turraea pubescens

Turraea pubescens (Meliaceae) was found along streams in low altitude in Hainan. It is a small shrub with simple leaves and medium-sized flowers. It therefore didn't give impression of Meliaceae to me in the field as most of the known species are having compound leaves and relatively small flowers. Its roots are widely harvested and used as medicines by the locals.