3. Laurocerasus hypotricha (Rehder) T. T. Yu & L. T. Lu, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 4(4): 44. 1984.
毛背桂樱 mao bei gui ying
Prunus hypotricha Rehder in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 425. 1917; P. macrophylla Siebold & Zuccarini var. puberifolia Koehne.
Trees 5–15 m tall. Branchlets brownish to grayish brown, yellowish gray pubescent, with inconspicuous small lenticels. Petiole 6–10 mm, pubescent, glabrescent, with a pair of large flat nectaries apically from middle; leaf blade elliptic to elliptic-oblong, 10–18 × (4–)5–7 cm, leathery, abaxially densely gray pubescent, adaxially lustrous and glabrous, base rounded to broadly cuneate, margin ± densely coarsely serrate and teeth with a dark brown apical gland, apex shortly acuminate; secondary veins 10–12 on either side of midvein, prominent, abaxially raised. Racemes usually solitary, sometimes 2 or 3 in a fascicle, 2–5 cm; rachis pubescent; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 5–6 mm, soon caducous, pubescent. Flowers 5–6 mm in diam. Pedicel 4–10 mm, pubescent. Hypanthium campanulate to cup-shaped, outside pubescent. Sepals ovate-triangular, outside pubescent, apex obtuse. Petals suborbicular to broadly obovate, 4–5 mm in diam. Stamens 20–30, longer than petals. Ovary pubescent. Style slightly longer than stamens. Drupe dark brown, ovoid-oblong, 2–2.5 × 1–1.2 cm, glabrous, apex acute; endocarp slightly compressed, ± thin, fragile. Fl. Sep–Oct, fr. Nov–Dec.
Sparse forests, slopes, mountain valleys, stream sides; 200--2600 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.