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8. Eurya pittosporifolia Hu, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 8: 150. 1938.

海桐叶柃 hai tong ye ling

Eurya austroyunnanensis T. L. Ming & H. Chu.

Trees 6-10 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, glabrous; current year branchlets terete, purplish brown, sparsely pubescent when young, soon glabrescent; terminal buds densely pubescent. Petiole ca. 3 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong to narrowly oblanceolate, 9-15 × 2-4 cm, thinly leathery to papery, abaxially pale green, sparsely appressed pubescent when young, and glabrescent, adaxially dark green, shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 14-18 on each side of midvein, secondary and reticulate veins visible on both surfaces, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin serrulate or entire toward basal part, apex long acuminate to caudate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel ca. 3 mm, sparsely pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate, ca. 1 mm, outside sparsely pubescent; sepals suborbicular, 2-2.5 mm in diam., outside glabrous or puberulent; petals elliptic, ca. 2.5 mm; stamens 15-20; anthers oblong, not locellate; pistillode apically villous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers; petals oblong, ca. 3 mm; ovary globose, densely pubescent, 4- or 5-loculed; styles 4 or 5, distinct or parted to base, 2.5-3 mm. Fruit globose, densely pubescent, ca. 4.5 mm in diam. Seeds blackish brown, subreniform, shiny. Fl. Oct-Dec, fr. May-Jun.

● Forests in valleys; 700-2000 m. Yunnan (Jinghong, Mengla).


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