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45. Eurya taitungensis C. E. Chang, Bull. Taiwan Prov. Pingtung Inst. Agric. 4: 174. 1962.

清水山柃 qing shui shan ling

Shrubs. Young branches grayish brown; current year branchlets pubescent; terminal bud pubescent. Petiole 2-5 cm, decurrent on stem; leaf blade oblong-lanceolate, 4.5-6.5 × 1.5-2.5 cm, leathery, abaxially hirsute along midvein, adaxially glabrous, base attenuate, margin basally entire and apically finely serrulate, apex acute and with an obtuse tip. Flowers axillary or on leafless branches, in clusters of 2 or 3. Male flowers not seen. Female flowers: pedicel 1-2 mm, hirsute; bracteoles triangular, apically on pedicel; sepals 5, imbricate, triangular-ovate, ca. 1.5 mm, outside pubescent; petals 5, oblong, ca. 2.5 × 1.5 mm, glabrous, basally slightly contracted, connate at base, apex rounded; ovary ovoid, ca. 1 mm, glabrous, 3-loculed; style less than 0.4 mm, usually 4-parted almost to base.

● Taiwan (Hualian).

No specimens of this species have been seen by the authors. The description is based on that in Fl. Taiwan (2: 684. 1996). The species appears to be close to Eurya chinensis, but as no male flowers have been seen, the placement in E. sect. Eurya is only tentative.


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