33. Carpinus rupestris A. Camus, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 76: 966. 1929.
岩生鹅耳枥 yan sheng e er li
Trees 2-4 m tall; bark dark gray. Branches gray-black, glabrous; branchlets gray, densely white or brown villous. Petiole 1-3 mm, densely white or brown villous; leaf blade lanceo-
late or oblong-lanceolate, 4-5 × 1.5-2 cm, subleathery, abaxially densely white or brown villous, adaxially glabrous except sparsely villous along midvein, base subrounded or broadly
cuneate, margin minutely simply setiform serrate, apex acuminate; lateral veins 14-17 on each side of midvein, raised abaxially, impressed adaxially. Female inflorescence 2-3 × 1-1.2 cm;
peduncle ca. 1 cm, densely villous; bracts semiovate or semirounded, 9-10 × 3-5 mm, abaxially pubescent intermixed with long hairs along reticulate veins, adaxially pubescent, outer
margin remotely minutely serrate, without basal lobe, inner margin entire, with small, inflexed basal auricle, apex acuminate; veins 5. Nutlet ovoid, ca. 3 mm, densely villous, ribbed. Fl.
May-Jun, fr. Jun-Aug.
* Thickets on stony hills; 1100-1700 m. W Guangxi, SW Guizhou (Xingyi Xian), SE Yunnan.