9. Celtis cerasifera C. K. Schneider in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 271. 1916.
小果朴 xiao guo po
Celtis taiyuanensis E. W. Ma.
Trees, to 35 m tall, deciduous. Bark grayish brown. Branchlets green, glabrous, brown with age, with scattered lenticels. Winter buds brown to dark brown, 2-3 mm, glabrous; buds on two-year-old branchlets ca. 6 mm, apex acute. Petiole 5-10(-17) mm, adaxially with a narrow and sharply defined furrow, glabrous or furrow sparsely pubescent; leaf blade ovate to ovate-elliptic, 5-15 × 2.5-7.5 cm, papery, glabrous or with hairs scattered along major veins and tufted in abaxial vein axils, base ± rounded and slightly to strongly oblique, margin sharply and evenly toothed almost to base, teeth 15-28 on each side and 1-2 mm, apex long acuminate to shortly caudate-acute; secondary veins 3 or 4 on each side of midvein. Infructescences solitary, unbranched, 2-4.5 mm, rather stout, glabrous or sparsely pubescent at base, ca. 4 × as long as subtending petiole. Drupes 1(-3) per infructescence, blackish blue when mature, globose, 1-1.3 cm in diam. Stone ± globose, ca. 9 mm in diam., shallowly foveolate-reticulate, 4-ribbed. Fl. Apr, fr. Sep-Oct.
* Forests, among shrubs, slopes, valleys; 800-2400 m. Guangxi, Guizhou, N Hunan, S Shaanxi, Sichuan, SE Xizang, Yunnan, Zhejiang.