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41. Eurya prunifolia P. S. Hsu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 9: 87. 1964.

桃叶柃 tao ye ling

Trees to 8 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, glabrous; current year branchlets terete, appressed pubescent when young, soon glabrescent; terminal buds densely grayish white pubescent. Petiole 3-4 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong to oblong-elliptic, (4-)7-12.5 × (1.2-)2.5-4.5 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially yellowish green and sparsely appressed pubescent or only pubescent along midvein, adaxially dark green, shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 8-10 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially visible, base broadly cuneate, margin closely serrulate, apex abruptly shortly acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 4 in a cluster. Pedicel 2.5-3.5 mm. Male flowers not seen. Female flowers: bracteoles ovate, ca. 1 mm, glabrous, apex rounded and mucronate; sepals suborbicular, 2-2.5 mm, outside glabrous, inside puberulent, apex rounded to retuse and mucronate; petals elliptic; ovary ovoid, glabrous, (3-)5-loculed; style ca. 2 mm, apically (3-)5-lobed. Fruit ovoid, ca. 7 × 4 mm, glabrous. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Aug.

● Forests; 100-300 m. Yunnan (Hekou, Pingbian).


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