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18. Eurya pseudocerasifera Kobuski, J. Arnold Arbor. 34: 135. 1953.

肖撄叶柃 xiao ying ye ling

Shrubs or trees, 3-8 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, glabrous; current year branchlets terete, appressed pubescent; terminal buds densely silvery sericeous. Petiole ca. 5 mm, sparsely pubescent to subglabrous; leaf blade oblong-elliptic, 9-13 × 2.5-5 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green and sparsely appressed pubescent when young but soon glabrescent, adaxially green, shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 10-14 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially slightly impressed, base cuneate, margin entire or rarely several serrations near apex, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster at leafless nodes. Pedicel 3-4 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate to orbicular, ca. 1 mm, pubescent, margin ciliolate; sepals orbicular, ca. 2 × 2.5 mm, membranous, outside pubescent, margin ciliolate, apex rounded and retuse with a mucronate tip; petals oblong to obovate-oblong, 4-4.5 mm; stamens 15-17; anthers 5-10-locellate; pistillode pubescent. Female flowers: bracteoles, sepals, and petals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; ovary globose, glabrous or very sparsely pubescent, 3-loculed; style ca. 5 mm, apically 3-parted. Fruit globose, 4-5 mm in diam., glabrous. Seeds subreniform, ca. 1 mm, shiny. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Jun-Aug.

Forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; 1800-2800 m. SE Xizang, Yunnan [Myanmar].


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