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4. Laurocerasus menghaiensis T. T. Yu & L. T. Lu, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 4(4): 45. 1984.

勐海桂樱 meng hai gui ying

Trees to 14 m tall. Branchlets purplish brown, robust, yellowish pubescent when young, glabrescent, with many small lenticels. Petiole stout, 1–1.5 cm, yellowish pubescent, without nectaries; leaf blade ovate-oblong to oblong, 8–13 × 3–5 cm, thick, leathery, abaxially densely yellowish pubescent, adaxially shining and glabrous, base broadly cuneate, margin indistinctly shallowly obtusely serrate apically from middle, apex acute; secondary veins 7–11 on either side of midvein, distinct. Flowers unknown. Drupe blackish brown, broadly oblong, 2.2–2.5 × 1.4–1.7 cm, glabrous, apex obtuse; endocarp ± thin, not rugose; cotyledons large and fat. Fr. winter.

Mixed forests; ca. 1800 m. SW Yunnan (Menghai Xian).


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