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3. Gymnosporia orbiculata (C. Y. Wu ex S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li ) Q. R. Liu & Funston, Fl. China. 11: 475. 2008.

圆叶裸实 yuan ye luo shi

Basionym: Maytenus orbiculata C. Y. Wu ex S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 3: 239. 1981; M. berberoides (W. W. Smith) S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li var. acutissima S. J. Pei & Y. H. Li.

Shrubs, 1-3 m tall; branches sturdy, apex spiny, short branches growing near apex. Petiole usually sturdy, 5-8 mm; leaf blade broadly obovate or broadly elliptic, rarely rounded or obcordate, 3-7 × 2-5 cm, leathery to thickly leathery, base cuneate, margin acutely serrate, apex shortly acute, rounded or emarginate; lateral veins 7-12 pairs, more obvious on abaxial surface. Cymes axillary or 2 or 3 aggregating in upper spiny short branches, 3 or 4 × branched, dichotomous or monochasial; peduncle slightly flat, 1-2 cm; branches and pedicels slightly short, 2-5 mm. Flowers white, 3-4 mm in diam.; sepals triangular or ovate-rounded; petals oblong or oblong-ovate. Capsule subobovoid, 8-10 mm, 3-valved. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Aug-Nov.

● Dry calcareous mountain slopes; 800-1500 m. Yunnan.


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