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Cerasus yaoana W. L. Zheng, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 38: 195. 2000.

Trees to 8 m tall. Branchlets brown, hispid. Stipules long subulate, 4--10 X 0.5 mm, margin glandular serrate. Petiole 0.7--1.2 cm, sparsely hispid or subglabrous; leaf blade rhomboid-elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 2.2--9 X 1.6--5 cm, abaxially strigose on veins, adaxially sparsely strigose; secondary veins 6--12 on either side of midvein. Inflorescences umbellate, (1 or)2- or 3-flowered; involucral bracts green, leaflike, narrowly elliptic, margin glandular serrate; peduncle 0.7--2.8 cm, hairy; bracts ovate-lanceolate. Flowers opening at same time as leaves, ca. 8 mm in diam.; pedicel 3.5--4.8 cm, hairy. Hypanthium cylindric, ca. 6 X 3 mm. Sepals spreading, ovate, both surfaces sparsely long strigose, apex obtuse. Petals broadly ovate, abaxially hairy, apex subrounded. Style much longer than stamens, base villous. Drupe ellipsoid, ca. 8 X 5 mm, apex sparsely villous. Fl. May, fr. Jun-Jul.

* Forests; ca. 3000 m. E Xizang (Nyingchi Xian).


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