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26. Eurya impressinervis Kobuski, J. Arnold Arbor. 20: 367. 1939.

凹脉柃 ao mai ling

Eurya pseudopolyneura Hung T. Chang.

Shrubs or trees, 3-10 m tall. Young branches grayish brown; current year branchlets 4-ribbed, glabrous; terminal buds glabrous. Petiole 3-5 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong to oblong-elliptic, 7-14 × 2-3.4 cm, papery, abaxially pale green, adaxially green, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 10-13 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially conspicuously impressed, base cuneate, margin serrulate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 4 in a cluster. Pedicel 2-3 mm, glabrous. Male flowers: bracteoles orbicular, ca. 1 mm, glabrous; sepals orbicular, ca. 2 mm, membranous, glabrous, apex rounded and mucronate; petals obovate, ca. 5 mm; stamens 15-19; anthers several-locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals oblong, ca. 3 mm; ovary long ovate, glabrous, 3-loculed; style 2-2.5 mm, apically 3-parted. Fruit purplish black when mature, ovoid, 4-5 mm in diam. Seeds reddish brown, orbicular-reniform, shiny. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Aug-Oct.

● Forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; 600-1600 m. NW and SW Guangdong, Guangxi, SE Guizhou, S Hunan, S Jiangxi, NW and SE Yunnan.


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