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4. Aucuba eriobotryifolia F. T. Wang, Contr. Inst. Bot. Natl. Acad. Peiping. 6: 206. 1949.

琵琶叶珊瑚 pi pa ye shan hu

Aucuba chinensis Bentham f. subintegra H. L. Li.

Trees 8–13 m tall. Young branches pubescent, second year branches glabrous. Leaves elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 12–20 × 4–8 cm, thinly leathery, with impressed veins adaxially, abaxially pubescent with scattered fine trichomes on midvein, adaxially glabrous, base rounded, margin often with 4–6 pairs of serrations, rarely entire, apex cuspidate. Staminate inflorescences ca. 7 cm, densely pubescent with fine appressed trichomes or yellow tomentose; bracteole 1, ovate, membranous. Staminate flowers: petals green or light yellow, oblong, 4–4.5 × 1.5–1.9 mm, apex shortly acuminate; stamens subequal to petals, anther locule 1. Carpellate flowers not seen. Fruit red, ovoid, sparsely pubescent or glabrous, 1.4–1.5 cm, 7–8 mm in diam. Fl. Feb, fr. Nov–Dec.

Forests; 1300–1600(–2400) m. W Yunnan.


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