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39. Diospyros miaoshanica S. Lee, Guihaia. 3: 288. 1983.

苗山柿 miao shan shi

Shrubs or small trees. Bark dark brown to yellowish brown. Older branches glabrescent; young branchlets yellow tomentose. Petiole ca. 1.2 cm; leaf blade lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 7--17 X 3--5.5 cm, abaxially glabrous except for midrib and lateral veins, adaxially shiny and glabrous except for midrib when young, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, apex acuminate to acute, lateral veins 7 or 8 pairs, reticulate veinlets closely spaced, conspicuous on both surfaces. Flowers not seen. Fruit at base or basal part of young branchlets. Fruiting pedicel 3--4 cm, slender, grayish yellow tomentose when young, glabrescent. Fruiting calyx appressed pubescent; lobes 4, ovate, 1.6--1.8 X 0.8--1 cm, with several ± parallel veins. Berries orange-yellow, globose, 2.8--3.5 cm in diam., densely appressed pubescent, glabrescent. Seeds ca. 1.5 X 1 cm. Fr. Oct.

* Forests on slopes, open forests in valleys; ca. 900 m. N Guangxi, W Hunan.


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