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53. Eurya polyneura Chun, Sunyatsenia. 2: 54. 1934.

多脉柃 duo mai ling

Shrubs to 4 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, 2-ribbed; current year branchlets green, stout, 2-ribbed; terminal buds glabrous. Petiole ca. 1.5 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, 15-20 × 3-5.5 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green and shiny, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins more than 20 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially impressed, base obtuse to cuneate, margin serrulate, apex acuminate to shortly acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel 2-3 mm, glabrous. Male flowers: bracteoles small, ovate-triangular, glabrous; sepals suborbicular, 3-4 mm, glabrous, apex rounded; petals oblong to elliptic, ca. 7 mm; stamens 18-20; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles similar to those of male flowers; sepals ovate to ovate-orbicular, ca. 1.5 mm; petals not seen; ovary ovoid, glabrous; style ca. 5 mm, apically 3-lobed. Fruit black when mature, ovoid-ellipsoid, 8-10 × ca. 5 mm. Seeds brown, obliquely ovate-reniform, shiny. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Jun-Jul.

● Forests on mountain slopes; ca. 700 m. W Guangdong, E Guangxi.


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