53. Diospyros chunii Metcalf & L. Chen, Lingnan Sci. J. 14: 618. 1935.
崖柿 ya shi
Shrubs or small trees, to 4--7 m tall. Older branches dark to gray brown; young branchlets pale rusty to yellowish brown tomentose, glabrescent. Winter buds shortly caudate, brownish yellow tomentose. Petiole 5--9 mm; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 7--7.5 X 2--3.3 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially glabrescent except for brownish tomentose midrib and pubescent veins, adaxially sparsely pubescent, base obtuse, margin tomentose, apex acute, lateral veins 4--7 per side, reticulate veinlets slender and ± prominent on both surfaces. Flowers not seen. Fruiting pedicel ca. 4 mm, yellowish brown tomentose. Fruiting calyx divided to near base, outside yellow tomentose, inside glabrous; lobes 4, overlapping, broadly ovate, ca. 6 X 7 mm. Berries greenish yellow, subcylindric, subglobose, ca. 3 cm in diam., 4-locular, glabrescent except for appressed pubescent apex, apex acuminate. Seeds 4, oblong, compressed, ca. 1.2 X 0.8 cm. Fr. Feb.
* Evergreen broadleaved forests, thickets in moist places. Hainan (Ya Xian).