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4a. Photinia davidiana Decaisne var. davidiana

Chinese photinia or stranvaesia

Plants 10–80 dm. Leaves persistent; petiole 12–20 mm, pilose, gradually glabrescent; blade elliptic to oblong or oblong-lanceolate, (3–)5–12 × 2–4.5 cm, coriaceous, base rounded to cuneate, margins entire, lateral veins 8–16 pairs, inconspicuous, apex acute or abruptly pointed, surfaces villous along abaxial midvein, otherwise glabrous. Inflorescences ˂with 8 laterals of 1st order˃, 5–10 cm diam., ˂pendulous in fruit˃. Pedicels without lenticels. Flowers 5–10 mm diam.; petals suborbiculate, 4–7 mm, glabrous.

Flowering Mar–Jun; fruiting Nov–Apr. Bird-sown weed in thickets, open or disturbed forests, beaches, rarely epiphytic; 0–150 m; introduced, Wash.; Asia (China, Malaysia, North Vietnam, Taiwan); introduced also in Europe, Pacific Islands (Hawaii, New Zealand).


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