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10. Eurya trichocarpa Korthals, Verh. Nat. Gesch. Ned. Bezitt. Bot. 114. 1841.

毛果柃 mao guo ling

Eurya trichogyna Blume.

Shrubs or trees, 2-13 m tall. Young branches grayish brown, glabrous; current year branchlets reddish brown, terete, densely appressed pubescent; terminal buds pubescent. Petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade oblong to oblong-oblanceolate, 6-10 × 2-3 cm, papery to thinly leathery, abaxially pale green, sparsely appressed pubescent when young, and soon glabrescent, adaxially dark green, shiny, and glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 8-10 on each side of midvein, slender, and obscure on both surfaces or abaxially slightly raised, base cuneate to broadly cuneate, margin serrulate, apex caudate-acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel 1-2 mm, sparsely pubescent or glabrous. Male flowers: bracteoles ovate, pubescent; sepals orbicular, ca. 1.5 mm in diam., outside pubescent, apex rounded and with a retuse tip; petals obovate-oblong, ca. 3 mm; stamens ca. 15; anthers multi-locellate; pistillode pubescent. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers; petals ovate-oblong; ovary globose, densely pubescent, 3-loculed; style 2-2.5(-3) mm, apically 3-parted. Fruit purplish black when mature, globose, 5-6 mm in diam. Seeds brown, reniform, shiny. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Jul-Aug.

Forests in valleys or on mountain slopes; 700-2200 m. NW Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, SE Xizang, NW and S Yunnan [NE India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam].


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