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5. Armeniaca hongpingensis C. L. Li, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 23: 209. 1985.

洪平杏 hong ping xing

Trees to 10 m tall. Bark grayish brown, irregularly shallowly splitting. Branchlets pale brown to reddish brown, glabrescent. Winter buds small, ovoid. Petiole 1.5–2 cm, densely pubescent; leaf blade elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 6–10 × 2.5–5 cm, abaxially densely yellowish brown villous, adaxially sparsely pubescent, base rounded, margin densely acutely serrulate, apex narrowly acuminate to caudate. Flowers unknown. Fruiting pedicel 7–10 mm. Drupe subglobose, 3.5–4 × 3–3.5 cm, densely yellowish brown pubescent; mesocarp edible; endocarp ellipsoid, compressed on both sides, ventral rib obtuse, longitudinally furrowed on ventral side, surface pitted, base subsymmetric, apex acute. Fr. Jun–Jul.

Along trails, sometimes cultivated in villages; ca. 1800 m. W Hubei.

This species is cultivated for its edible fruit.


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