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83. Eurya chuekiangensis Hu, Bull. Fan Mem. Inst. Biol., Bot. 8: 147. 1938.

大果柃 da guo ling

Shrubs 1-3.5 m tall. Young branches grayish brown; current year branchlets pale green, 2-ribbed, glabrous; terminal buds glabrous. Petiole 3-4 mm, glabrous; leaf blade oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 6-10 × 1.6-3 cm, leathery, abaxially pale brown, adaxially yellowish green, golden yellow glandular punctate, and shiny, both surfaces glabrous, midvein abaxially elevated and adaxially impressed, secondary veins 12-14 on each side of midvein, secondary and reticulate veins abaxially raised and adaxially impressed, base broadly cuneate to subrounded, margin closely serrulate, apex acuminate. Flowers axillary, solitary or to 3 in a cluster. Pedicel 2-3 mm, glabrous. Male flowers: bracteoles suborbicular, ca. 1 mm, outside pubescent, margin ciliolate; sepals ovate to oblong-ovate, 3-4 mm, leathery, outside pubescent or glabrescent, margin ciliolate, apex obtuse to subrounded; petals obovate-oblong to oblong, ca. 4 mm; stamens 5; anthers not locellate; pistillode glabrous. Female flowers: bracteoles and sepals similar to those of male flowers but slightly smaller; petals oblong, 2.5-3 mm; ovary long ovoid, glabrous, 3-loculed; style ca. 1 mm, apically 3-parted. Fruit purplish brown when mature, long ovoid to ovoid-ellipsoid, ca. 13 × 6 mm. Fl. Nov-Dec, fr. Jul-Sep.

● Forests or thickets on mountain slopes or in valleys; 2200-3000 m. Xizang (Mêdog), Yunnan (Gongshan).

This species is expected to be found in N Myanmar.


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