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58. Syzygium fruticosum Roxburgh ex Candolle, Prodr. 3: 260. 1828.

簇花蒲桃 cu hua pu tao

Eugenia fruticosa (Roxburgh ex Candolle) Roxburgh.

Trees, to 12 m tall. Branchlets dark brown when dry, compressed or grooved; old branches grayish white. Petiole 1-1.5 cm; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to elliptic, 9-13 × 3.5-5.5 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially reddish brown when dry, adaxially brown and glossy when dry, both surfaces with numerous glands, secondary veins numerous, 2-3 mm apart, and gradually extending into margin, intramarginal veins ca. 1 mm from margin, base broadly cuneate to slightly rounded, apex acuminate. Inflorescences lateral below leaves, paniculate cymes, 4-7 cm. Hypanthium obconic, 2-2.5 mm. Calyx lobes inconspicuous. Petals 4, distinct, rounded, 1-1.5 mm wide. Stamens 1.5-2.5 mm. Style as long as stamens. Fruit red when ripe, globose, 6-7 mm in diam., 1-seeded. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jun-Jul.

Sparse forests, wastelands; 500-1700 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, S Yunnan [Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand].


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