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8. Elaeocarpus prunifolioides Hu, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 10: 138. 1940.

假樱叶杜英 jia ying ye du ying

Elaeocarpus prunifolioides var. rectinervis Hung T. Chang.

Trees to 15 m tall. Terminal buds gummy resinous; branchlets and terminal buds black-brown when dry, glabrous. Petiole usually black when dry, 1-5 cm, glabrous, adaxially grooved, swollen at end; leaf blade abaxially greenish, adaxially dark green, black-brown, or gray-green, shiny, oblong, ovate-oblong, or elliptic, 8-15 × 3-6.5 cm, thinly leathery or papery, glabrous, lateral veins 8-10 per side, prominently raised abaxially, conspicuous adaxially, veinlets conspicuous on both surfaces, sometimes glandular in vein axils, base broadly cuneate or nearly rounded, ± unequal on each side, margin nearly entire or minutely serrulate, apex acuminate or acute, acumen obtuse. Racemes in axils of current and fallen leaves, 4-6 cm, 8-15-flowered; peduncles glabrous. Pedicel 7-10 mm, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Flower buds narrowly ovoid, ca. 7 mm, apex acute. Sepals 5, lanceolate, ca. 7 mm, abaxially pubescent, pubescent on keel only, margin pubescent. Petals 5, oblong, ca. 7 × 2-2.5 mm, upper 1/5 laciniate; segments 8-10, abaxially gray-white pubescent, more so adaxially, margin ciliate. Stamens 20-30, 4-5 mm; filaments very short; anthers with awn ca. 1 mm. Disk 10-lobed, apparently separated, globose, pilose. Ovary 3-loculed, tomentose; ovules 6 per locule; style ca. 4.5 mm, pubescent in lower 1/2. Drupe shiny, ellipsoid, 1.5-1.9 × 0.7-1.1 cm, both ends rounded; endocarp bony, nearly smooth. Seed 1, ca. 1 cm. Fl. Jan-Feb, fr. Feb-May.

● Evergreen forests; 600-1700 m. S Yunnan.


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