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2. Maytenus austroyunnanensis S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li, Res. Bull. Trop. Pl. 13: 14. 1979.

滇南美登木 dian nan mei deng mu

Maytenus diversicymosa S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li; M. pachycarpa S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li; M. shuangjiangensis S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li.

Shrubs, 1-3 m tall; twigs usually unarmed, old branches typically thorny, thorns needlelike or slightly sturdy, erect or somewhat decurved. Petiole 5-7 mm; leaf blade obovate-elliptic, elliptic, or oblong-lanceolate, 7-12 × 4-5.5 cm, subleathery or leathery, base cuneate or narrowly cuneate, margin serrate or obtusely serrate, apex acute or obtuse, or with small mucro; lateral veins 7-13 pairs, veinlets not obvious. Cymes usually 2 or 3 × dichotomously branched, 1-3-flowered; peduncle sturdy, rarely slender, usually 1-2 cm; pedicel slender 4-6 mm, slightly elongate when fruiting. Flowers white, 5-8 mm in diam.; sepals broadly ovate; petals oblong-ovate. Capsule obovoid, ca. 1.2 cm, 3-valved. Seeds red-brown; aril white, yellowish when dry. Fl. May-Sep, fr. Sep-Dec.

● Mountain slopes, riverside scrub, roadsides; 500-1100 m. Yunnan.


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