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29. Cerasus caudata (Franchet) T. T. Yü & C. L. Li, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 38: 68. 1986.

尖尾樱桃 jian wei ying tao

Prunus caudata Franchet, Pl. Delavay. 196. 1890.

Trees. Bark gray, lenticellate. Branchlets densely hirtellous. Stipules linear to subulate, margin with stalked glands. Petiole 4–8 mm, hirtellous; leaf blade ovate, obovate, or ovate-oblong, 2–3.8 × 1–2 cm, abaxially hirtellous along midvein but other part glabrous, adaxially strigulose, base obtuse, margin incised biserrate with teeth broadly ovate and apically subobtuse with a capitate apical gland, apex oblique and narrowly caudate; secondary veins ca. 10 on either side of midvein. Inflorescences racemose-corymbose, umbellate, or 1-or 2-flowered, densely pubescent; involucral bracts caducous; peduncle to 8 mm or absent; bracts 2–3 mm, tinged brown. Flowers opening at same time as leaves. Pedicel 4–9 mm, densely pubescent. Hypanthium broadly campanulate, 5–6 mm, outside densely pubescent. Sepals triangular, ca. 2.5 mm, suberect, both surfaces pilose, margin entire or nearly so, apex acute. Petals white, broadly elliptic, ca. 8 × 5.5 mm. Stamens 27, ca. 1 cm. Ovary and style glabrous. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jul–Sep.

Forested slopes in mountains, forest margins, grassy slopes; 3000--3200 m. Sichuan, Xizang,Yunnan.


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