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79. Eurya saxicola Hung T. Chang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 3: 27. 1954.

岩柃 yan ling

Eurya hwangshanensis P. S. Hsu; E. saxicola f. puberula Hung T. Chang.

Shrubs 1.2-4 m tall. Young branches grayish brown; current year branchlets terete or 2-ribbed, glabrous or densely puberulent; terminal buds glabrous or puberulent. Petiole 2-3 mm, glabrous; leaf blade obovate, obovate-elliptic, obovate-oblong, or oblanceolate, 1.5-3 × 0.8-1.5 cm, thickly leathery, abaxially yellowish green, adaxially dark green and shiny, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 5-7, secondary and reticulate veins abaxially slightly raised and adaxially impressed, base broadly cuneate, margin closely serrulate, apex rounded to obtuse and with a retuse tip. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 4 in a cluster. Pedicel 1.5-2 mm, glabrous. Male flowers: bracteoles very small, glabrous; sepals suborbicular, ca. 1.2 mm, outside glabrous, apex rounded and mucronate; petals obovate, ca. 1.5 mm; stamens 5(or 6); anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers; petals obovate to ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, apex rounded; ovary globose, glabrous, 3-loculed; style 0.5-1 mm, apically 3-lobed. Fruit purplish black when mature, globose, 3-4 mm in diam. Fl. Sep-Oct, fr. Jun-Aug.

● Forests or thickets on mountaintops or sheer precipices and overhanging cliffs; 1500-2100 m. SE Anhui, C, N, and W Fujian, N Guangdong, N Guangxi, S Hunan, Jiangxi, S Zhejiang.


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