37. Euonymus lucidus D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 191. 1825.
垂序卫矛 chui xu wei mao
Euonymus pendulus Wallich ex Roxburgh.
Evergreen shrubs to small trees, 4-12 m tall; branches terete, twigs striate or sometimes 4-angled, green or brown when dry. Petiole sturdy, short, less than ca. 1 cm; leaf blade thickly leathery or leathery, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 10-11.5 × 3(-4.5) cm, base cuneate or attenuate, adaxially ± farinose, margin long and sharply ciliate, apex acute or acuminate; lateral veins invisible, or sometimes in ca. 10 pairs, slightly curving forward, netting and disappearing before reaching margin. Cymes many, axillary or clustered; peduncle up to 4 cm, usually 1-3 × dichotomously branched with many flowers; pedicel short, less than ca. 5 mm. Flowers 5-merous, sometimes combined with 4-merous, 7-8 mm in diam.; sepals suborbicular; petals white. Capsule reddish brown when fresh, dark brown or gray when dry, 1.5-1.6 cm in diam., 4- or 5-lobed, lobes wide and thin, wing up to 7 × 5 mm. Seeds typically 1, dark brown; aril red. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug-Nov.
Forests, woodlands; 1600-3200 m. Xizang [Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan].
The flowers and fruit of this species are usually 5-merous; however, in alpine conditions, it sometimes includes 4-merous anatomy. This combination of characters is unique in the section.