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33. Elaeocarpus atropunctatus Hung T. Chang, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 17(1): 52. 1979.

黑腺杜英 hei xian du ying

Trees ca. 10 m tall. Branchlets yellow-brown tomentose. Stipules caducous, lanceolate, ca. 3 mm; petiole 1.5-3 cm, slender, usually puberulent; leaf blade greenish yellow abaxially, greenish when mature, elliptic, 6-9 × 3-5 cm, papery or membranous, both surfaces yellow-brown puberulent when young, abaxially black punctate, pilose on midvein, adaxially inconspicuously pubescent when dry, lateral veins 8 or 9 per side, prominently raised abaxially, conspicuous adaxially, veinlets prominent on both surfaces, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin minutely crenate, apex acute, acumen ca. 1 cm. Flowers unknown. Drupe shiny, broadly ellipsoid or nearly globose, 1.2-1.4 × 0.9-1.1 cm, both ends rounded, with 5 persistent glands at base; endocarp bony, ca. 1 mm thick. Fl. unknown, fr. Aug-Sep.

● Evergreen forests; ca. 1200 m. Guangdong (Luoding), Guangxi.

This species was described from Luoding, Guangdong, with two gatherings only. Since then, no other gatherings had been reported until, in the course of the present study, we saw two gatherings from Guangxi (Du’an, Liang Shengye 2000003; Daqing Shan, Integrated Survey Team 0691).


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