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5. Cleyera yangchunensis L. K. Ling, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 50(1): 194. 1998.

阳春红淡比 yang chun hong dan bi

Shrubs or trees, 2-9 m tall. Young branches grayish brown; current year branchlets yellowish green, glabrous; terminal buds long conic, 2-2.5 cm, glabrous. Petiole 5-10 mm, glabrous; leaf blade elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 6-9 × 3-3.5 cm, thickly leathery, abaxially pale green and densely reddish brown glandular punctate, adaxially dark green and shiny, both surfaces glabrous, midvein raised on both surfaces, secondary veins 12-14 on each side of midvein and obscure on both surfaces, base broadly cuneate, margin entire, apex abruptly shortly acuminate and with an obtuse tip. Flowers not seen. Fruit axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster; immature fruit globose, with 2 or 3 seeds per locule, 7-8 mm in diam.; pedicel 1-1.7 cm; persistent sepals orbicular to ovate, 2-3 × 2-3 mm, outside glabrous, margin ciliolate, apex rounded and mucronate; persistent style slender, ca. 5 mm. Seeds brown, compressed globose, shiny. Fr. Oct-Nov.

● Forests on mountain slopes or in valleys; 300-500 m. Guangdong (Yangchun).


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