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61. Eurya glandulosa Merrill, Philipp. J. Sci. 12: 107. 1917.

腺柃 xian ling

Shrubs 2-3 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, glabrous or glabrescent; current year branchlets terete, densely yellowish brown spreading villous; terminal buds densely yellowish brown pubescent. Petiole 1-6 mm or leaves subsessile, pubescent; leaf blade oblong, oblong-elliptic, or elliptic, 4-6(-10) × 1.5-2.5(-3.5) cm, leathery to subleathery, abaxially yellowish green, black glandular punctate, and villous along midvein, adaxially dark green and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 8-10 on each side of midvein, abaxially slightly raised, and adaxially slightly impressed, base rounded to cordate and ± amplexicaul or sometimes cuneate, margin closely serrulate, apex acute to obtuse and sometimes with a retuse tip. Male flowers not seen. Female flowers axillary, solitary or to 4 in a cluster; pedicel very short; bracteoles very small; sepals ovate, 1-1.5 mm, subleathery, outside brown pubescent, margin glandular, apex obtuse; petals narrowly oblong, ca. 3 mm; ovary ovoid to globose, glabrous, 3-loculed; style 1-1.5 mm, apically 3-lobed. Fruit globose, 3-4 mm in diam. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Apr-Jun.

● Forests or thickets on mountain slopes or in valleys; 200-1300 m. Fujian, Guangdong.

1 Petiole 4-6 mm; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, apex obtuse to subrounded and with a retuse tip.   61c var. cuneiformis
+ Petiole 3 mm or less; leaf blade oblong to oblong-elliptic, base cordate, slightly cordate, or rounded, apex acute   (2)
2 (1) Petiole ca. 0.5 mm to leaves subsessile; leaf blade 4-6 × 1.5-2.5 cm, base cordate and ± amplexicaul.   61a var. glandulosa
+ Petiole 1-3 mm; leaf blade 5-10 × 2.5-3.5 cm, base rounded to slightly cordate.   61b var. dasyclados


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