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10. Laurocerasus dolichophylla T. T. Yu & L. T. Lu, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 4(4): 50. 1984.

长叶桂樱 chang ye gui ying

Trees to 20 m tall. Branchlets grayish brown to purplish brown, glabrescent, with sparse small lenticels. Petiole 6–8 mm, glabrous, without nectaries; leaf blade narrowly oblong to obovate-oblong, 9–14 × 2.5–4.5 cm, thickly leathery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially paler and usually without basal nectaries, adaxially shining, base cuneate and asymmetric, margin coarsely acutely serrate with teeth incurved, apex acute to shortly acuminate; secondary veins 10–14 on either side of midvein, abaxially raised, adaxially impressed. Racemes axillary, solitary, 7–9 cm, 10–20-flowered or more; rachis yellowish brown pubescent; bracts small, soon caducous. Flowers 5–7 mm in diam. Pedicel 5–8 mm, yellowish brown pubescent. Hypanthium campanulate, 2–3 mm, outside yellowish brown pubescent. Sepals ovate-triangular, ca. 2 mm, outside yellowish brown pubescent, apex obtuse. Petals white, suborbicular to obovate, 2–3 mm, glabrous. Stamens 20–30, 4–5 mm. Ovary glabrous. Style slightly longer to nearly as long as stamens. Drupe blackish brown, ovoid-globose, 1.2–1.4 × 0.9–1.1 cm, glabrous; endocarp thin, smooth. Fl. Aug–Sep, fr. Dec–Jan.

Stony forested slopes; 1300--1500 m. SE Yunnan (Malipo Xian, Xichou Xian).


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