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38. Elaeocarpus brachystachyus Hung T. Chang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(1): 54. 1979.

短穗杜英 duan sui du ying

Trees to 17 m tall. Branchlets slender, sometimes striate, gray-yellow or gray-white tomentose, glabrous when old; buds rust-colored or gray-white tomentose. Petiole 2-3.5 cm, pilose or glabrous, swollen at end; leaf blade greenish gray when dry, narrowly oblong, oblong-lanceolate, or lanceolate, 10-14 × 3-3.5 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially pilose or glabrous, black punctate, adaxially glabrous, lateral veins 7-9 per side, prominently raised abaxially, impressed adaxially, veinlets prominent abaxially, conspicuous or sometimes prominently raised adaxially, glands present in axils of lateral veins and veinlets or absent, base cuneate or rounded, margin serrulate, apex long acuminate. Flowers unknown. Drupe ellipsoid, ca. 2 × 1 cm; endocarp shallowly sculptured. Fl. unknown, fr. Sep-Nov.

● Forests, evergreen forests along riverbanks; 1300-2300 m. Yunnan (Gongshan).

1 Glands present in axils of lateral veins and veinlets, veinlets not prominently raised adaxially; branchlets not conspicuously striate.   38a var. brachystachyus
+ Glands absent from axils of veins and veinlets, veinlets prominently raised adaxially; branchlets conspicuously striate.   38b var. fengii


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