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9. Eurya rugosa Hu, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 8: 151. 1938.

皱叶柃 zhou ye ling

Shrubs 2-4 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, slightly 2-ribbed, glabrous; current year branchlets brown, terete, yellowish brown villous when young but glabrescent; terminal buds densely yellowish brown villous. Petiole 3-4 mm, pubescent; leaf blade oblong to oblong-elliptic, 7-9.6 × 2-3.5 cm, thickly leathery, abaxially pale green and sparsely appressed pubescent, adaxially dark green and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 10-12 on each side of midvein, secondary and reticulate veins impressed on both surfaces, base obtuse to subrounded, margin closely serrulate, apex abruptly shortly caudate. Flowers not seen. Fruit solitary in axils, globose, ca. 3.5 mm in diam., sparsely pubescent; pedicel ca. 3 mm, pubescent; persistent bracteoles ovate, pubescent; persistent sepals ovate to suborbicular, ca. 2.5 mm, densely pubescent outside, margin ciliolate; persistent styles 3 or 4, distinct, ca. 2 mm. Fr. Jun-Jul.

● Dense forests; ca. 1600 m. Sichuan (Pingshan).

Although the flowers are unknown, the sparsely pubescent fruit places this species in Eurya sect. Meristotheca.


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