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17. Elaeocarpus sikkimensis Masters in J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India. 1: 402. 1874.

大果杜英 da guo du ying

Trees to 25 m tall. Branchlets striate, pilose. Petiole 2-4.5 cm, pubescent at first, glabrescent, prominently swollen at upper end; leaf blade broadly oblanceolate-oblong, usually tapered to base, 14-23 × 5.5-8 cm, thinly leathery, glabrous, lateral veins 7 or 8 per side, prominently raised abaxially, prominent adaxially, base attenuate and decurrent, margin shallowly crenate, apex acuminate, acumen obtuse. Raceme short, ca. 4 cm; peduncle yellow-brown puberulent. Pedicel to 8 mm, yellow-brown puberulent; bracteoles caducous. Flowers bisexual; buds oblong, 5-7 mm, yellow-brown puberulent. Sepals 5, lanceolate, abaxially puberulent, adaxially pubescent only on keel at base, margin tomentose. Petals 5, abaxially tomentose at base, adaxially velutinous at base and along margin, margin laciniate; segments 25-35. Stamens 30-32; anthers minutely puberulent, not awned but pubescent at apices. Disk 5-lobed, tomentose. Ovary densely tomentose, 3-loculed; style tomentose on lower 1/2. Drupe subglobose, 4.5-5 × 2.5-3 cm; exocarp and endocarp inconspicuously verrucose. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Nov-Dec.

Dense forests on slopes; 1500-2100 m. S Yunnan [Bhutan, India].

This species was misidentified in FRPS (49(1): 26. 1989) as Elaeocarpus fleuryi A. Chevalier ex Gagnepain.


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