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37. Diospyros sunyiensis Chun & Chen, Sunyatsenia. 3: 21. 1935.

信宜柿 xin yi shi

Shrubs or small trees, 4--6 m tall. Branches grayish black, with irregular longitudinal crevices; young branchlets densely dull yellow tomentose, glabrescent. Petiole 6--8 mm; leaf blade oblong-oblanceolate, 10--19 X 3.5--7 cm, stiffly papery, abaxially tawny pilose and more densely hairy along midrib, adaxially glabrous except for puberulous main veins and drying gray green, base rounded to shallowly cordate or rarely broadly cuneate, margin slightly revolute, apex acuminate, lateral veins 7--9(or 10) per side, reticulate veinlets dense and raised on both surfaces. Flowers not seen. Fruit solitary. Fruiting pedicel ca. (1.2--)2 cm, dull yellow tomentose. Fruiting calyx outside somewhat pubescent, inside glabrous; lobes 4, spreading, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, ca. 1.5(--2) X (0.8--)1(--1.3) cm, with numerous parallel veins. Berries globose, 3--3.5 cm in diam., 7-locular, dull yellow pubescent to densely yellowish brown strigose, glabrescent. Seeds 7, oblong, 13--16 X 6--8 X ca. 4.5 mm. Fr. Aug.

* Mixed forests; low elevations. Guangdong (Xinyi Xian), Guangxi (Jingxi Xian).


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