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22. Diospyros tsangii Merrill, Lingnan Sci. J. 13: 43. 1934.

延平柿 yan ping shi

Shrubs or small trees, to 7 m tall; young branchlets, midveins, lateral veins on adaxial leaf surfaces, and petioles rusty puberulous. Winter buds minutely pubescent. Petiole confluent with leaf base; leaf blade narrowly elliptic-oblanceolate to oblong, 4--9 X 1.5--3 cm, papery, abaxially appressed pilose when young, later glabrous except for midrib, and drying gray-green with dark veinlets, adaxially blackish, base cuneate and decurrent into a winged petiole, margin ciliate when young, apex acuminate, lateral veins 3--5 per side and slender. reticulate veinlets flat and clearly defined. Flowers in 1-flowered cymes. Male flowers ca. 8 mm; calyx pubescent, lobes 4; corolla white, ca. 7 X 5 mm, lobes 4 and appressed pubescent; stamens 16. Female flowers larger than male flowers; calyx deeply divided; calyx lobes 4, narrowly lanceolate, ca. 4.5 X 1.5 mm, both surfaces sparsely appressed pubescent; corolla white. Fruiting pedicel ca. 5 mm. Fruiting calyx tube ca. 0.6 X 1.2 cm, at first enclosing young fruit, minutely puberulent; lobes 4, erect, 10--12 X ca. 8 mm. Berries yellow, depressed globose, 1--3.5 cm in diam., 8-locular, densely appressed pubescent, glabrescent. Fl. Feb-May, fr. Aug.

* Thickets, mixed broadleaved forests. Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangxi.


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