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5. Eriobotrya salwinensis Handel-Mazzetti, Symb. Sin. 7: 475. 1933.

怒江枇杷 nu jiang pi ba

Trees small. Branchlets blackish gray, short, stout, initially densely brown tomentose, glabrescent, much branched. Stipules caducous, not seen; petiole 2–3 mm, robust, tomentose; leaf blade obovate-lanceolate, rarely elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 10–20 × 2.5–6.5 cm, thickly leathery, lateral veins 14–20 pairs abaxially, reticulate veins conspicuous, abaxially yellow villous, adaxially lustrous, glabrous, base cuneate, sometimes subrounded, margin with 4–10 pairs of shallow teeth in apical 1/4, apex acuminate. Panicle pyramidal, ca. 15 cm in diam., many flowered; peduncle robust, densely rusty tomentose; bracteoles 2, ovate, ca. 2 mm, pubescent. Pedicel short, 2–3 mm, robust, densely rusty tomentose. Hypanthium cupular, abaxially rusty tomentose. Sepals ovate, ca. 5 mm, abaxially rusty tomentose, apex obtuse. Petals pale yellow, obovate, ca. 5 mm. Stamens 20. Ovary brown villous, 2- or 3-loculed, with 2 ovules per locule; styles 2 or 3, free. Pome brown, granular-punctate, globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., base and apex rusty pubescent. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jun–Aug.

Broad-leaved forests; 1600--2400 m. NW Yunnan [India, Myanmar].


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