5. Celtis vandervoetiana C. K. Schneider in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 267. 1916.
西川朴 xi chuan po
Celtis pruniputaminea E. W. Ma.
Trees, to 20 m tall, deciduous. Bark gray to brownish gray. Branchlets brown, glabrous, with scattered elliptic lenticels. Winter buds 1-5 mm, glabrous or brown hirsute. Petiole 0.9-1.5(-2) cm, robust, brown, glabrous, adaxially with a deep and narrow furrow; leaf blade ovate-elliptic to ovate-oblong, 8-14 × 3.5-7.5 cm, thickly papery, glabrous or abaxially with tufts of hairs in vein axils, base ± rounded and slightly oblique, margin finely toothed on apical 1/3-2/3, teeth 20-27 on each side, apex acuminate to shortly caudate-acuminate; secondary veins (2 or)3 or 4 on each side of midvein. Infructescence solitary, unbranched, robust, glabrous, 1.7-3.5 cm, 2.5-3 × as long as subtending petiole. Drupe 1 per infructescence, yellow to orange, ellipsoid to globose, 0.9-1.5 cm. Stone milky white to yellow, ± globose to broadly ellipsoid, 8-9 mm in diam., reticulately foveolate, 4-ribbed. Fl. Apr, fr. Sep-Oct.
* Forests, valleys, usually in shaded places; 600-1400 m. Fujian, N and W Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, NW Hunan, S Jiangxi, Sichuan, E Yunnan, E Zhejiang.