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54. Eurya gungshanensis Hu & L. K. Ling, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 319. 1966.

贡山柃 gong shan ling

Trees 4-6 m tall. Young branches brown, 4-ribbed; current year branchlets pale green, stout, 4-ribbed, glabrous; terminal buds ca. 1.5 cm, glabrous. Petiole 1.2-1.5 cm, glabrous, adaxially grooved; leaf blade oblong-elliptic to narrowly elliptic, 7-15 × 2.5-4.5 cm, rigidly leathery, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green and shiny, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 11-13 on each side of midvein, secondary and reticulate veins abaxially raised and adaxially very impressed, base cuneate to rarely broadly cuneate, margin closely serrulate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or 3-7 in a cluster. Pedicel 2-4 mm, glabrous. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate-orbicular, ca. 1 mm, glabrous; sepals orbicular to suborbicular, 2-3 mm, glabrous; petals obovate-oblong, ca. 4 mm; stamens ca. 19; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals ovate-oblong, ca. 2.5 mm; ovary globose, glabrous, 3-loculed; style ca. 0.5 mm, apically 3-parted. Fruit purplish red to purplish black when mature, subglobose, 6-6.5 × ca. 5 mm. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Jun-Jul.

● Forests, thickets; 1300-2200(-2900) m. Xizang (Mêdog), Yunnan (Gongshan).

This species is expected to be found in N Myanmar.


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