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5. Diospyros diversilimba Merrill & Chun, Sunyatsenia. 2: 300. 1935.

光叶柿 guang ye shi

Diospyros cordifolia Roxburgh var. glabrifolia Merrill.

Shrubs or trees, to 15 m tall. Trunk to 35 cm d.b.h. Branchlets yellowish brown, slender, grayish white pubescent, tipped with slender inconspicuous spines. Petiole 4--5 mm, slender, pubescent or glabrous; leaf blade elliptic to oblong, 3--9 X 1.5--3.3 cm, papery, glabrous, drying green with slender dark veinlets, base shallowly cordate, less often rounded to cordate, apex obtuse to obtusely acuminate or sometimes notched, lateral veins 4--6 per side and slender, reticulate veinlets lax and inconspicuous. Male flowers not seen. Female flowers solitary, fragrant. Pedicel 5--10 mm, pubescent. Calyx tube ca. 2 mm; lobes 4, ovate, ca. (5--)8 X 4 mm, both surfaces puberulent. Corolla campanulate, ca. 8 mm, tube ca. 4 mm; lobes 4, broadly ovate, glabrous. Staminodes 8. Ovary glabrous. Fruiting pedicel 5--10 mm, slender, glabrescent. Fruiting calyx lobes 4, reflexed, oblong-ovate, ca. 7 X 4--5 mm. Berries black, globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam., 4-locular, glabrous. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Oct.

* Open forests on hills, beside streams, in thickets. SW Guangdong, Hainan.


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