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1. Eurya ciliata Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 23: 253. 1923.

化南毛柃 hua nan mao ling

Shrubs or trees, 3-10 m tall. Young branches grayish brown to dark brown, glabrous or glabrescent; current year branchlets terete, densely yellowish brown spreading villous; terminal buds spreading villous. Petiole ca. 1 mm; leaf blade lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 5-8(-11) × 1.2-2.4 cm, papery, abaxially pale green and appressed pubescent, adaxially shiny green and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 10-14 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially slightly impressed or obscure, base obliquely cordate, margin entire or rarely serrate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel ca. 1 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate, outside pubescent, apex acute; sepals broadly ovate, 2-2.5 mm, leathery, outside densely pubescent, apex rounded to obtuse; petals oblong, 4-4.5 mm; stamens 22-28; anthers 5-8-locellate; pistillode densely pubescent. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals smaller, and petals slightly smaller, than those of male flower; ovary globose, densely pubescent, 5-loculed; styles 4 or 5, distinct, ca. 4 mm. Fruit globose, 5-6 mm in diam., with many seeds per locule, densely pubescent. Seeds brown, rotund-reniform, shiny. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Apr-May.

● Forests on mountain slopes or along streams; 100-1300 m. SW Guangdong, S Guangxi, Hainan, SE Yunnan.


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