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FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 12 | Theaceae | Eurya

68. Eurya taronensis Hu & L. K. Ling, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 11: 328. 1966.

独龙柃 du long ling

Shrubs or trees, 2-9 m tall. Current year branchlets terete, pubescent when young, soon glabrescent; terminal buds 6-11 mm, pubescent. Petiole 1.5-2 mm, pubescent; leaf blade oblong to oblong-elliptic, 2-8.5 × 1.7-3 cm, leathery, abaxially pale green and sparsely pubescent but more densely so along midvein, adaxially dark green and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 14-20 on each side of midvein, abaxially raised, and adaxially impressed, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, margin serrulate, apex acuminate to long acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or paired. Pedicel ca. 1.5 mm, pubescent. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate, ca. l mm; sepals brown when dry, suborbicular, ca. 2 mm, leathery, outside pubescent, margin ciliolate, apex rounded; petals ovate-orbicular to subobovate, ca. 3 mm; stamens ca. 15; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but smaller; petals oblong-ovate, ca. 2.5 mm; ovary glabrous, 3-loculed; style ca. 1 mm, 3-parted to base. Fruit purplish black when mature, subglobose, ca. 5 mm in diam. Fl. Oct-Dec, fr. Jun-Aug.

● Forests; 2000-2400 m. Xizang (Mêdog), Yunnan (Gongshan).

This species is expected to be found in N Myanmar.


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