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12. Cerasus szechuanica (Batalin) T. T. Yu & C. L. Li, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 38: 49. 1986.

四川樱桃 si chuan ying tao

Prunus szechuanica Batalin, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 14: 167. 1895.

Tree or shrubs, 3–7 m tall. Branchlets gray or reddish brown, glabrous or sparsely pilose. Winter buds oblong-ovoid, glabrous. Stipules green, ovate to broadly ovate, margin incised serrate, teeth with a capitate apical gland. Petiole 1–1.8 cm, glabrous or pilose, apically usually with 2 disciform to capitate nectaries; leaf blade ovate-elliptic, obovate-elliptic, or long elliptic, 5–9 × 2.5–4 cm, abaxially pale green and glabrous or pilose, adaxially green and usually glabrous or pilose along midvein, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin biserrate or serrate and teeth with a minute disciform, capitate, or conical apical gland, apex caudate to cuspidate; secondary veins 7–9 on either side of midvein. Inflorescences subcorymbose-racemose, 4–9 cm, 2–5-flowered; involucral bracts brown, obovate-oblong, 10–15 × 5–6 mm, glabrous or nearly so, margin with capitate glands; rachis glabrous or pilose; bracts green, basally on rachis mostly sterile or only terminal 1–3 fertile, suborbicular, broadly ovate, or long ovate, 0.5–2.5 × 0.5–1.2 cm, margin with disciform glands, apex rounded. Pedicel 1–2 cm, glabrous or sparsely pilose. Hypanthium campanulate, ca. 5 × 4–5 mm, outside glabrous or pilose. Sepals triangular-lanceolate, slightly shorter than hypanthium, margin with capitate glands, apex acuminate. Petals white or pink, suborbicular, apex erose. Stamens 40–47. Style nearly as long as stamens, glabrous; stigma disciform. Drupe purplish red, ovoid, 8–10 × 7–8 mm; endocarp sculptured. Fl. Apr–Jun, fr. Jun–Aug.

Forests, forest margins; 1500--2600 m. Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Sichuan.


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