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26. Diospyros hexamera C. Y. Wu in C. Y. Wu & H. W. Li, Yunnan Redai Yaredai Zhiwu Quxi Yanjiu Baogao (Rep. Stud. Pl. Trop. Subtrop. Yunnan). 1: 17. 1965.

六花柿 liu hua shi

Trees to 20 m tall. Trunk to 40 cm d.b.h. Branches slender, glabrescent; young shoots tawny puberulous. Petiole ca. 1 cm, densely puberulous; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, 8--18 X 2.7--5.5 cm, leathery, glabrous except for abaxially sparsely puberulous midrib, base broadly cuneate, apex acute to obtuse, lateral veins 5--8 per side, reticulate veinlets prominent on both surfaces. Flowers not seen. Fruit solitary. Fruiting pedicel 0.8--1.5 cm, brown puberulous, apical part slightly thickened. Fruiting calyx ca. 2.4 cm in diam., leathery; lobes 5 or 6, leaflike, incurved, apex acute and apiculate. Berries greenish brown, subglobose, ca. 2.5 cm in diam., densely rusty strigose-velutinous. Seeds 4, slightly 3-cornered, ca. 1.5 X 1 cm. Fr. Dec.

* Moist places under forests; ca. 300 m. Yunnan (Hekou Yaozu Zizhixian).


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